ASDSO Annual Report FY22

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In This Report President’s Statement

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To Our Members

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Board of Directors

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Measuring Our Progress

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Membership

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State Voting Representatives

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Support for State Dam Safety Programs

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The Value of Volunteerism

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Committee Members

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Media Outreach

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Training & Conferences

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Peer Review

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Legislative Advocacy

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Student Outreach

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Member Resources

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2021 Awards & Recognitions

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Thank You to Our Patrons

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ASDSO Staff

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2021-2022 ANNUAL REPORT

PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT Charles N. Thompson, P.E.

PRESIDENT

I am honored to present the 2022 Annual Report for the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, covering activities from July 31, 2021, to June 30, 2022. In this past year, we completed the final year of the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.

I encourage you to spend some time examining the annual report. I am confident that you will then feel as I do that the association's accomplishments are substantial. This year's work made real improvements in dam safety and the dam safety community. I want to highlight some accomplishments that are featured in this report: • Continued support for dam safety programs, including training and advocacy • Collaboration with partners such as the Uncommon Dialogue group and federal dam safety officials to achieve common goals • Advocacy for legislation that supports dam safety programs and infrastructure funding for dams • Completion and adoption of a five-year strategic plan that will guide our association for the next five years

• A successful in-person conference – Dam Safety 2021 – held in Nashville, TN • Improved outreach and tools for dam owner education • Sound financial position Many thanks are due to those individuals who helped the association to meet its goals this year. My experience as president has allowed me to see firsthand the dedication and hard work of volunteers and ASDSO professional staff. The committees and task groups in the association do incredible work to further dam safety goals. Many members have provided financial support this year which is much appreciated. I hope that you will continue to support ASDSO as we go forward to meet our common challenges in dam safety.


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TO OUR MEMBERS Lori C. Spragens

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

I'm happy to present this Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report to you. I want to acknowledge and thank our dedicated leadership, staff, and membership for keeping us on mission. Thank you to everyone who contributed to a successful year. It is clear to me that the achievements of this past year and strategic goals developed for the future could be described as the product of many years of building relationships and educating lawmakers and policymakers and by recent events that forced the dam safety/engineering industry to reexamine and to see clearly the need for change— an examination of current practices after a line-up of significant dam failures over the past few years. As we look back over the past year, I encourage everyone to consider a new cycle or period of awareness that can bring about change in our industry and in our policymaking. For Dam Safety '22, our conference program committee will offer a discussion about this idea, calling it Dam Safety 3.0. The ASDSO leadership will keep this front of mind as they review organizational performance with the close of one five-year strategic planning cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. I invite you to do the same as you read this report and consider the new strategic plan, which is summarized herein.

Let me take a moment to offer sincere thanks to Mark Ogden. Mark has worked for ASDSO for about ten years after he retired from state service leading the Ohio Dam Safety Program. Mark will be cutting back on project assignments but will still stay involved in some tasks. He plans on full retirement in the next few years. I can't say enough about Mark's work—acting as our states' liaison, media subject matter expert, and in recent years, legislative advocate. And there were so many other projects Mark worked on – he never says 'no' to any task! It will be extremely difficult to replace this level of dedication and talent. From a financial standpoint, we were able to improve our financial position due to a successful annual conference in Nashville – the first face‑to‑face event in 2 years – training income, the generosity of our donors, and support from COVID relief programs. This enabled us to look at our wish list of projects and add funding for those projects into both the FY22 and FY23 action planning cycles. Please take a moment to review our work together and thank you for providing us with your membership dues, volunteer time, and overall support for the mission.


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DIRECTORS & OFFICERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers President Charles N. Thompson, P.E. New Mexico

Secretary Sharon Tapia, P.E. California

President-Elect David Griffin, P.E. Georgia

Immediate Past President Bill McCormick, P.E., P.G. Colorado (former)

Treasurer Mia Kannik, P.E. Ohio

Regional Representatives Karen Goff, P.E. North Dakota

Mia Kannik, P.E. Ohio

Terry Medley, P.E. Kansas

Ryan Stack, P.E. Missouri

Tim Gokie, P.E. Nebraska

Edward Knight, P.E. Louisiana

John Roche, P.E. Maryland

Everett Taylor, P.E. Utah

Benjamin Green, P.E. Vermont

William McKercher, P.E. Mississippi

William Salomaa Massachusetts

William Vinson, P.E., CPM North Carolina

Advisory Committee Representatives Chair Craig Findlay, P.E. Findlay Engineering

TRANSITIONS Outgoing (2021) John Moyle, P.E., New Jersey Hal Van Aller, P.E., Maryland

Vice-Chair Tony Nokovich, P.E. American Water


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2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Standing (Left to Right): Stack, Taylor, McKercher, Salomaa, Gokie, Roche, Green, Vinson, Medley, Nokovich, Findlay

Seated (Left to Right): Lori Spragens (Executive Director), Griffin, McCormick. Thompson, Tapia


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MEASURING OUR PROGRESS Vision A future where all dams are safe.

Mission Improve the condition and safety of dams and reduce the consequences associated with dam incidents through education, support for state dam safety programs, and fostering a unified dam safety community.

Action Plan Status 98 of the 117 Fiscal Year 2022 projects were completed or on track.

REVIEW OF THE 2017-2022 STRATEGIC PLAN The FY22 Action Plan concluded ASDSO's 5-year strategic plan. A task group of ASDSO representatives, including board members, committee chairs, state representatives, public and private stakeholders, and young professionals, convened throughout FY22 to craft a new strategic plan. As part of creating the new plan, the task force members reviewed ASDSO's progress over the past five years. Below is a breakdown of project completion during the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.

Is ASDSO Meeting Its Objectives? Review of 2017-22 Plan 170

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Total Projects 130

128 111

121 102

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WHAT DOES ASDSO DO TO IMPROVE DAM SAFETY?

FISCAL YEAR 2022 PROJECTS * Note: Some Projects are Mapped to More Than One Goal.

21 PROJECTS Improve state dam safety programs.

25 PROJECTS Increase public awareness of the role of dams in society, the risks that they present and the importance of both dam safety and preparedness for dam failures.

50 PROJECTS Advance and expand the technical expertise of dam and levee safety practitioners.

11 PROJECTS Support and strengthen a coordinated effort to improve the safety of levees.

40 PROJECTS Develop a cohesive and engaged community committed to the ASDSO mission.

16 PROJECTS

11 PROJECTS Promote innovative approaches to funding dam rehabilitation at the state and federal level.

Advocate for laws, policies and government programs that serve to improve the safety of dams and reduce the risk to the public.


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2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

Members of the ASDSO Board of Directors, the Strategic Planning Task Force, and Staff visit the Hoover Dam.

Membership How ASDSO Supports its Members ASDSO works side-by-side with its members to build a unified community of dam and levee safety experts through the creation of industry standards and best practices; advocacy of legislative policy matters that impact the dam and levee safety community; educational opportunities to help members build upon their knowledge of core foundational topic areas; discussion of the latest technology and practical trends impacting the profession; education of the general public on issues of concern for dam and levee safety professionals; and support for future growth in the profession.


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3,077

TOTAL MEMBERS YouTube

LinkedIn

Twitter

2,417

4,303

1,767

SUBSCRIBERS

FOLLOWERS

FOLLOWERS

508

797

90

NEW SUBSCRIBERS

NEW FOLLOWERS

NEW FOLLOWERS

46.7K

50+

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VIEWS

POSTS

TWEETS

3,300+ hrs.

2000+

654

WATCH TIME

REACTIONS

ENGAGEMENTS

In May 2022, ASDSO hosted its Membership Appreciation Week. We celebrated our membership with special offers, giveaways, and unique member-only events. The week concluded with a special webinar, 'What I've Seen — Dam Safety Stories and Lessons Learned from The Field.' The webinar was a conversation between veteran dam safety experts who gave an inside look at their lessons learned and many unique stories from their years in the field. 268 Registered for the Webinar


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MEMBER BENEFITS

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION • Discounted access to ASDSO’s robust training program, including conferences, technical classroom courses, and webinars. New memberships include a complimentary On-Demand webinar to help you get started. • Free access to an enormous amount of resource information through ASDSO’s Dam Safety Resource Database. This includes all past and current ASDSO conference papers and journal articles. • Keep up to date on current news and trends through the monthly ASDSO member e-newsletter. • Receive a subscription to the quarterly Journal of Dam Safety.

GROW YOUR CAREER • Professional development through paper publication and presentation forums. • Gain career knowledge and opportunities from relationships with peers and mentors. • Opportunities to volunteer for ASDSO task groups and committees.


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FORM A PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY • Collaborate, ASDSO’s professional networking site, provides an opportunity to connect with nearly 3,000 professionals through shared interests and advice. • Build relationships with members in different sectors of the community, including owners, regulators, educators, and more. • Opportunities to join or start interest groups.

BUILD A SAFER FUTURE • Support knowledge sharing between different state dam safety programs, federal regulators, designers, and owners. • Assist in developing outreach and best practice materials, including videos, guides, handouts, and webpages. • Measure success by requesting a Peer Review of your dam safety program. • Advocate for legislation and policies that strengthen national and state dam safety programs.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SUSTAINING MEMBERS * As of June 30, 2022

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MEMBERSHIP COMMUNICATION Journal of Dam Safety

Member E-News

• Four Issues Completed

• 2,500+ Subscribers

• 12 Technical Articles

• 34% Open Rate

• Four Book Club Reviews

• 17% Click Rate

• Four Unique Cover Designs • 3,000+ Readership

Collaborate

State E-News • 12 Newsletters Sent to the 51 ASDSO State Representatives

• 639 Discussion Posts • 40% Increase in Posts • 527 Responses

Training and Education Newsletter • 19% Open Rate • 17% Click Rate

IN MEMORIAM:

Jim Talbot

Jim Talbot had a long and distinguished career as a geotechnical engineer supporting dam safety, engineering, and design. For 35 years, Jim worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service (SCS), now the Natural Resources Conservations Service (NRCS). During his 17 years as SCS Chief Geotechnical Engineer, Jim was a key player in developing many design standards and guidelines, which are now applied to thousands of dams across the U.S. ASDSO awarded Jim the Danny McCook Medal in 2013, the first person to receive this honor following its creation. He was also an ASDSO honorary member, elected in 1996.


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STATE VOTING REPRESENTATIVES ALABAMA J. Brian Atkins AL Department of Economic and Community Affairs

HAWAII Edwin Matsuda HI Department of Land & Natural Resources

MASSACHUSETTS William Salomaa MA Department of Conservation & Recreation

* ALASKA Benjamin Wagner AK Department of Natural Resources

IDAHO John Falk ID Department of Water Resources

MICHIGAN Lucas Trumble MI Department of Environmental Quality

ARIZONA Ravi Murthy AZ Department of Water Resources

ILLINOIS Paul Mauer IL Department of Natural Resources

MINNESOTA Jason Boyle MN Department of Natural Resources

* ARKANSAS Whit Montague AR Department of Agriculture

* INDIANA Moumita Mukherjee IN Department of Natural Resources

MISSISSIPPI William McKercher Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

IOWA Jonathan Garton IA Department of Natural Resources

MISSOURI Ryan Stack MO Department of Natural Resources

KANSAS Terry Medley KS Department of Agriculture

MONTANA Michele Lemieux MT Department of Natural Resources & Conservation

CALIFORNIA Sharon Tapia CA Department of Water Resources COLORADO Jason Ward CO Division of Water Resources CONNECTICUT Ivonne Hall CT Department of Environmental Protection DELAWARE Janice Shute DE Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control FLORIDA Tracy Woods FL Department of Environmental Protection GEORGIA David Griffin GA Department of Natural Resources

KENTUCKY Glen Alexander KY Division of Water * LOUISIANA Li Yang LA Department of Transportation & Development * MAINE Tony Fletcher ME Emergency Management Agency MARYLAND John Roche MD Department of the Environment

NEBRASKA Tim Gokie NE Department of Natural Resources NEVADA Keith Conrad NV Division of Water Resources NEW HAMPSHIRE James Gallagher NH Department of Environmental Services * NEW JERSEY Clint Oman NJ Department of Environmental Protection


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NEW MEXICO Charles Thompson NM Office of the State Engineer

* PENNSYLVANIA Kirk Kreider PA Department of Environmental Protection

* NEW YORK Donald Canestrari NY Department of Environmental Conservation

PUERTO RICO Jose Bermudez Diaz PR Electric Power Authority

VERMONT Benjamin Green VT Department of Environmental Conservation

RHODE ISLAND Stacey Pinto RI Department of Environmental Management

VIRGINIA Wendy Howard-Cooper VA Department of Conservation & Recreation

SOUTH CAROLINA Jill Stewart SC Department of Health & Environmental Control

WASHINGTON Gary Myers WA State Department of Ecology

* NORTH CAROLINA Brad Cole NC Department of Environmental & Natural Resources NORTH DAKOTA Karen Goff ND Department of Water Resources OHIO Mia Kannik OH Department of Natural Resources OKLAHOMA Zachary Hollandsworth OK Water Resources Board * OREGON Tony Janicek OR Water Resources Department

SOUTH DAKOTA Whitney Kilts SD Department of Environment & Natural Resources TENNESSEE Terrell Hendren TN Department of Environment & Conservation TEXAS Warren Samuelson TX Commission on Environmental Quality

* UTAH Everett Taylor Utah Division of Water Rights

WEST VIRGINIA Delbert Shriver WV Department of Environmental Protection * WISCONSIN Uriah Monday WI Department of Natural Resources WYOMING Joseph Ruess WY State Engineer's Office

* Incoming Representatives For FY22

THANK YOU! to Our Outgoing Representatives ALASKA Charles Cobb AK Department of Natural Resources

MAINE Tara Ayotte ME Emergency Management Agency

ARKANSAS Evan Kerr GA Department of Natural Resources

NEW JERSEY John Moyle NJ Department of Environmental Protection

INDIANA Kenneth Smith IN Department of Natural Resources

NEW YORK Alon Dominitz NY Department of Environmental Conservation

LOUISIANA Bradley Sticker LA Department of Transportation & Development

NORTH CAROLINA William Vinson NC Department of Environmental & Natural Resources

OREGON Keith Mills OR Water Resources Department PENNSYLVANIA Richard Reisinger PA Department of Environmental Protection UTAH David Marble Utah Division of Water Rights WISCONSIN Tanya Lourigan WI Department of Natural Resources


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SUPPORT FOR STATE DAM SAFETY PROGRAMS A lot of work is done behind the scenes to assist state dam safety programs. ASDSO provides networking support to the states through:

SURVEYS

TECHNICAL GUIDANCE AND EXPERIENCES SHARED BETWEEN STATE REPRESENTATIVES

STATE MENTORING

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

COLLABORATIVE WEBINARS

STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

ANALYSIS AND SHARING OF STATE PROGRAM PERFORMANCE DATA

COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR PROGRAM* * with National Dam Safety Program Support


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COORDINATION & COMMUNICATION WITH NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCILS AND BOARDS ASDSO continues to facilitate participation by state dam safety leaders. State dam safety programs are represented on the FEMA National Dam Safety Review Board; the DHS, Dams Sector Coordinating Council; and the US Levee Safety Coalition.

NATIONAL DAM SAFETY REVIEW BOARD Dave Marble (Utah); Yohanes Sugeng (Oklahoma); Wendy Howard-Cooper (Virginia); Jim Gallagher (New Hampshire); Ariya Balakrishnan (California)

DHS DAMS SECTOR COORDINATING COUNCIL Jon Garton (Iowa), John Moyle and John Kale (New Jersey), Jim Gallagher (New Hampshire), Toby Vinson (North Carolina), Sharon Tapia and Eric Holland (California). Lori Spragens (ASDSO Rep)

US LEVEE SAFETY COALITION John Moyle (New Jersey); Lori Spragens (ASDSO); Mark Ogden (ASDSO)


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THE VALUE OF VOLUNTEERISM VOLUNTEERS ARE THE FUEL THAT POWERS ASDSO Any member can contribute and make a difference. Nearly 400 volunteers served on 18 standing committees, 4 task forces, and 2 interest groups last year. Many members serve on the DHS Dams Sector Coordinating Council, the National Dam Safety Review Board, and the US Levee Safety Coalition. A big thank you to all of our Board, committee, task group and interest group volunteers; and, to those serving on the national advisory boards.

MEMBERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE Here are committee highlights from this past fiscal year:

DamFailures.org Volunteers from the Dam Failures and Incidents Committee produced 12 new case studies and four new lessons learned for DamFailures.org in FY22. With these new additions, the website now includes 50 case studies and more than 30 lessons learned. A total of 12 volunteers submitted at least one study, and many more contributed as reviewers. Additional thanks go to the National Dam Safety Program for funding support. Learn More DamFailures.org on Page 36

Journal of Dam Safety The Technical Journal Editorial Committee produced four issues of the Journal of Dam Safety in FY22. This year, fifty authors contributed to the journal through technical articles, features, and book reviews. In addition, 16 committee members volunteered as article reviewers. The Journal of Dam Safety remains one of ASDSO's most popular member benefits.

VOLUME 18 | ISSUE 4 | FALL 2021

VOLUME 19 | ISSUE 1 | WINTER 2022

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR DAM CONSTRUCTION – LARGE AND SMALL

FROM REACTING TO PREPARING: THE HISTORY OF EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS FOR DAMS

REPLACEMENT OF GIBSON POND DAM – THE INTRODUCTION OF IVRCC TO THE USA

GRADATION AND COMPACTION SPECIFICATIONS FOR FILTER DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS FOR PROTECTING DAMS AND LEVEES

WHEN ARE NEWMARK METHODS SUFFICIENT? A NUMERICAL APPRAISAL OF EMBANKMENT HEIGHT AND GROUND MOTION INTENSITY EFFECTS T

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Technical Knowledge Base (TKB) In FY2021, The TKB Task Force recommended to the Board of Directors that a comprehensive website be developed as a living resource for technical knowledge, current design stands, and best practices. The Board approved their recommendation, and work began on the website in FY2022. ASDSO contracted with Gannett Fleming for initial website development, and a subcommittee under the Dam Design and Construction Committee was formed to oversee the project. The website is expected to be vetted, searchable, and openly available, with site users able to submit suggested content. The website is expected to launch in 2023.

Dam Owner Academy Videos The Dam Owner Outreach Committee added four new videos to its 'Dam Owner Academy' video series, bringing the current total to eight. The Dam Owner Academy videos educate and inform owners on all aspects of operating and maintaining a dam safely. Each video concisely presents one topic related to safely operating and maintaining a dam. Videos are free, about 10 minutes each, and feature Grady Hillhouse as the host. All videos are available at DamOwner.org or on ASDSO's YouTube channel. Available Videos: Dams 101, Dam Inspections, Spillways & Outlet Works, Operation and Maintenance Plans, Emergency Planning*, Extreme Rainfall Events*, Hiring an Experience and Qualified Dam Engineer*, and Rehabilitation Projects* *New in FY2022

• Dams 101

• Dam inspections

• Spillways and outlet works

• Operation and maintenance plans


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COMMITTEE MEMBERS Advisory Committee (AdCom)

† Ed Knight - LA DOTD - LA

*† Craig Findlay - Findlay Engr. - ME

Allen Orsi - Pare Engineering Corp. - MA

Scott Arends - Hazen and Sawyer - IL

Jim Pawloski - James T. Pawloski, PE, LLC - MI

Terry Arnold - AECOM - CO

Ryan Stack - MO DNR - MO

Mark Baker - DamCrest Consulting - CO

William Vinson - NC DENR - NC

Tony Nokovich - American Water - NJ

Randy Bass - Schnabel - GA Bill Bingham - Consultant - PA Bob Bowers - Ramboll - PA Don Bruce - Geosystems - PA

Annual Conference Program Committee

Jack Byers - Byers Group - CO

* John Ritchey - French & Parrello - NJ

John Cima - Schnabel - VA

Kallie Bauer - CO DWR - CO

Jason Clere - Brookfield Renewable Power

Eric Ditchey - Consultant - NJ

Bob Dalton - Vasconcelles Engr. Corp. - IL

John France - JWF Consulting - CO

Eric Ditchey - Consultant - NJ

Nathaniel Gee - TVA - TN

Dave Eichelberger - Christopher B. Burke Engr. - IN

Matt Lindon - Loughlin Water Assoc. - UT

Keith Ferguson - HDR Engr. - CO

Lee Mauney - HDR - CO

John France - JWF Consulting - CO

Greg Paxson - Schnabel - CO

Steve Fry - Steve Fry Consulting - WA

John Roche - MD Dept of the Engineer - MD

David Gutierrez - GEI - CA

† Charles Thompson - NM Office of State Engineer

Eric Halpin - Halpin Engineering Consulting LLC - VA Stephen Jamieson - WW Wheeler - CO Jon Keeling - Stantec - KY Joe Kula - Geosyntec - MD Marty McCann - Natl. Performance of Dams Prog. - CA Art Miller - AECOM - PA Philip Moreschi - Fuss & O’Neill - RI Dusty Myers - Eagle Creek Renewable - NC Tony Nokovich - American Water - NJ Gregory Paxson - Schnabel - CO Jeff Powers - Hazen & Sawyer - VA John Ritchey - French & Parrello - NJ John Rutledge - Freese & Nichols - TX Paul Schweiger - Gannett Fleming - PA Steve Snider - Ramboll - NY Elena Sossenkina - HDR - CO Jason Thom - DOWL - MT Ed Tomlinson - Atmospheric Science Consultants - CO Jim Weldon - Jim Weldon & Assoc. - CO Jennifer Williams - AECOM - CO

Annual Awards Committee * Jon Garton - IA DNR Jason Campbell - Vistra Energy - IL Bob Dalton - Vasconcelles Engr. Corp - IL Dennis Dickey - Gannett Fleming - PA Bob Finucane - VT

Committee on Education Outreach (CEO) * Ben Webster - Schnabel - KY Rachel Adams - Stantec - KY Nick Agnoli - FERC - NJ Morgan Barranco - LA Dept Transportation - LA Clint Brown - Engr. Analytics - CO Ashley Campbell - IA DNR - IA Erin Gleason - Denver Water - CO † Karen Goff - ND Department of Water Resources Tony Grubbs, Freese & Nichols, NC Lesli Harmon - Southern Company Generation - AL Garrett Jackson - GJ Engineering - CO Jon Keeling - Stantec - KY Mark Killgore - VA DCR Matt Marchisello - Aqua Pennsylvania - PA Marty McCann - Natl. Performance of Dams Prog. - CA Bill McCormick - Black & Veatch - CO Art Miller - AECOM - PA Cory Miyamoto - CA DWR - CA John Moyle - NJ Dontavius Patton - MS DEQ - MS Silas Sanderson, Schnabel engineering, WA Russ Sanford - Kleinschmidt - FL Emily Schwartz - Black & Veatch - TX Zach Taylor, Kleinschmidt, OR


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Cost of Rehab Update Task Force

Mark Killgore - VA DCR - VA

Eric Ditchey - Consultant - NJ

Steffen Krei - Fichtner Water & Transportation - Germany

Shawn Jones - CA DWR - CA

Joe Kula - Geosyntec - MD

Anthony Nokovich - American Water – NJ

* Michele Lemieux - MT DNRC - MT

* John Ritchey - French & Parrello

Austin Martin - NV DWR - NV

William Salomaa - MA DCR - MA

Zachary Mickel - Geosyntec - NC

* Raul Silva - MA DCR - MA

* Joe Monroe - Schnabel - GA

Boris Slogar - Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District - OH

Moumita Mukherjee - IN DNR - IN

† Sharon Tapia - CA DWR

Dan Smith - Geotechnics

Council for Safe Dams Executive Committee (CSD)

Phillips King - MS DEQ - MS

Greg Paxson - Schnabel - CO Gavin Tasker - Barnard Jason Thom - DOWL Hal Van Aller - MD Brent Zundel - MT DNR - MT

* Eric Ditchey - Consultant - NJ Chris Adams - GZA - NJ David Burd - Merrill Creek Reservoir - NJ Leo Coakley - Mott MacDonald - NJ

DDAC Technical Knowledge Base Subcommittee

Michael Conway - First Capital Engr. - PA

Mark Baker - DamCrest Engineering - CO

Dennis Dickey - Gannett Fleming - PA

John Clark - City of Aurora - CO

Tony Fernandes - ALF Consulting LLC - PA

Alon Dominitz - NY

Tom Fitzgerald - Schnabel - NC

* Jeremy Franz - CO DWR - CO

Chris Hager - Langan Engr. & Env. Services - PA

Jonathan Garton - IA DNR - IA

John Harrison - Schnabel - PA

Michael Hand - WY

Rodney Holderbaum - Gannett Fleming - PA

Garrett Jackson - GJ Engineering LLC - CO

Richard Horvath - PA

† Mia Kannik - OH DNR - OH

Joe Kula - Geosyntec - MD

Mark Killgore - VA DCR - VA

John Moyle - NJ

Michele Lemieux - MT DNRC

Keith Pytlik - NJ

Gregory Paxson - Schnabel - PA

John Ritchey - French & Parrello - NJ

Dam Design & Construction Committee (DDAC)

Dam Failures & Incidents Committee (DFIC) Irfan Alvi - Alvi Assoc. - MD

Kelcy Adamec - FERC - OR

Johnathon Atkins - Eagle Creek Renewable Energy - NC

Mark Baker - DamCrest Consulting - CO

* Mark Baker - DamCrest Consulting - CO

Leslie Boyd - Freese & Nichols - TX

Cameron Carpenter - Tetra Tech - CO

Bryan Carignan - MA DCR - MA

Keith Conrad - NV DWR - NV

Cameron Carpenter - Tetra Tech - CO

Jacob Davis - USACE - DC

John Clark - Aurora - CO Alon Dominitz - NY Jeremy Franz - CO DWR - CO Jon Garton - IA DNR - IA Daniel Gilbert - Stantec - KY Garrett Jackson - RJH - CO † Mia Kannik - OH DNR - OH Daniel Keithline - Consultant - OK

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS Dan DeVaun - GEI - MI

Robert Kline - Gannett Fleming - PA

Steve Durgin - USDA - NRCS (retired) - DC

Allison Knaak - Bureau of Indian Affairs - CO

Jon Garton - IA DNR

Christopher Krivanec - HDR - CA

Nathaniel Gee - TVA - TN

William Kussmann - Hatch - MN

Lesli Harmon - Southern Company Generation - AL

Cameron Lancaster - CA DWR - CA

Douglas Johnson - FERC - OR

John Lessley - S & ME - SC

Wayne King - FERC - GA

Garrett Litteken - Hanson - IL

* Lee Mauney - HDR - CO

Kim Lukas - HDR - NJ

Dusty Myers - Eagle Creek Renewable Energy - NC

Tom MacDougall - RJH Consultants - CO

Jim Pawloski - James T. Pawloski, PE, LLC - MI

Michael McMahon - HDR - CO

Jonathan Pittman - Schnabel - NC

David Moore - HDR - CO

Greg Richards - Gannett Fleming - UT (All Projects Leader)

Greg Paxson - Schnabel - CO

Paul Risher - HDR - CA

Robert Pike - USBR - CO

Tom Roberts - H2R Engineering Inc. - VA

Jon Pittman - Schnabel - NC

† Everett Taylor - UT DWR

Pat Regan - OR

Lee Wooten - GEI - MA

Paul Risher - HDR - CA Ryan Schoolmeesters - Eagle Creek Renewable Energy - WI

DFIC Technical Advisors

Neil Schwanz - USACE - MN

Bill Allerton - VA

Peter Spangenberg - CT

Scott Arends - Hazen and Sawyer - IL

Mark Stanley - HDR - CA

Eleanor Bloom - GEI - WI

Daniel Teak - HDR - CA

Clint Brown - Engineering Analytics - CO

Martin Teal - WEST Consultants - CA

Larry Caldwell - OK Conservation Commission

Seth Thompson - Gannett Fleming - UT

Cameron Carpenter - Tetra Tech - CO

Tim Tochtrop - USBR - CO

Bob Clay - MO

Lucas Trumble - MI DEQ - MI

Keith Conrad - NV DWR - NV

Hal Van Aller - MD

James Demby - FEMA - VA

John Wolfhope - Freese and Nichols - TX

Dan DeVaun - GEI - MI

Dawning Wu - HDR - CA

Rodney Eisenbraun - RJH Consultants - CO

Matthew Young - Bureau of Indian Affairs - CO

Keith Ferguson - HDR - CO

Warren Zubrick - HDR - ME

Paul Simon - USACE - MO

Travis Ford - HDR - CO John France - JWF Consulting - CO Aaron Fricke - Christopher B Burke Eng - IN

DFIC Damfailures.org Subcommittee

Jon Garton - IA DWR - IA

Irfan Alvi - Alvi Assoc. - MD

Jeremy Franz - CO DWR - CO

Nathaniel Gee - TVA - TN David Gillette - USBR - CO Wayne Graham - CO Eric Gross - FERC - IL Eric Halpin - Consultant - VA Michael Hand - WY Lesli Harmon - Southern Company Generation - AL David Hernandez - HDR - CO Dylan Hoehn - Engineering Analytics - CO William Johnstone - Spatial Vision Group, Inc. - Canada Chris Karam - Brookfield Renewable Power - ME George Kelley - Freese & Nichols - GA

Johnathon Atkins - Eagle Creek Renewable - NC Mark Baker - DamCrest Consulting - CO John Batka - CO DWR - CO Lester Brown - Engineering Analytics - CO James Demby - FEMA - VA Keith Ferguson - HDR - CO Bill Fiedler - HDR - CO John France - JWF Consulting - CO Nathaniel Gee - TVA - TN Eric Halpin - Consultant - VA Michael Hand - WY Thomas Hepler - Schnabel - NC


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David Hernandez - HDR - CO Doug Johnson - FERC - OR William Johnstone - Spatial Vision Group - BC

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DFIC Failure Investigation Guideline Subcommittee

Wayne King - FERC - GA

‡ Mark Baker - DamCrest Consulting - CO

Allison Knaak - Bureau of Indian Affairs - CO

Irfan Alvi - Alvi Assoc. - MD

Andrew Lynch - Gannett Fleming - CO

Jon Garton - IA DNR - IA

Lee Mauney - HDR - CO

Lee Mauney - HDR - CO

Cory Miyamoto - CA DWR - CA

Tom Roberts - H2R Engineering Inc. - VA

‡ Greg Richards - Gannett Fleming - UT

Lucas Trumble - MI DEQ - MI

Paul Risher - HDR - CA

Everett Taylor - UT DWR

Russell Sanford - Kleinschmidt - FL Ryan Schoolmeesters - Eagle Creek Renewable - WI David Sykora - Exponent - MA

Dam Owner Outreach Committee

Everett Taylor - Utah DWR

Jason Campbell - Vistra Energy - IL

‡ Seth Thompson - Gannett Fleming - UT

Richard DeBold - RWD Engr. - ME

Travis Tutka - USACE - IL

Jon Garton - IA DNR - IA

Meghan Walter - USDA - NRCS - OR

Thomas Horak - MI DEQ - MI

John Wolfhope - Freese & Nichols - TX

Emily Keck - GZA - NJ

Lee Wooten - GEI - MA

Matt Lindon - Loughlin Water Assoc. - UT

Dawning Wu - HDR - CA

George Mills - GEM Consulting - OH

Kevin Yezdimer - Princeton Hydro - NJ

* John Moyle - NJ Anthony Nokovich - American Water - NJ

DFIC Decade Dam Failures Subcommittee

Raul Silva - MA DCR - MA

John Atkins - Eagle Creek Renewable Energy - NC

† William Vinson - NC DENR – NC

Mark Baker - DamCrest Consulting - CO

Kenneth E. Smith - IN DNR - IN

Nathaniel Gee - TVA - TN Wayne King - FERC - GA ‡ Lee Mauney - HDR - CO Dusty Myers - Eagle Creek Renewable Energy - NC Jon Pittman - Schnabel - NC Tom Roberts - H2R Engineering Inc. - VA David Sykora - Exponent - MA Everett Taylor - UT DWR

DFIC ENR Research Subcommittee

Boris Slogar - Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District - OH

Emergency Preparedness and Consequence Reduction Activities (Sunsetted at 6.30.22) Visty Dalal - MD Dept. Of The Environment - MD James Demby - FEMA - VA Brandon Harris - Gwinnett Co Dept of Water - GA Tony Janicek - OR Water Resources - OR John Kale - NJ DEP - NJ Suzanne Marinelli - USBR - ID Bill McCormick - Black & Veatch - CO

John Atkins - Eagle Creek Renewable Energy - NC Lee Mauney - HDR - CO ‡ Jonathan Pittman - Schnabel - NC Paul Risher - HDR - CA Tom Roberts - H2R Engineering Inc. - VA

Chair

Everett Taylor - UT DWR

Board Executive Sponsor Subcommittee/Task Group


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COMMITTEE MEMBERS Cory Miyamoto - CA DWR - CA Andy Peters - Pacific Netting Products - WA

Media Outreach Committee

*† John Roche - MD Dept. Of The Environment - MD

Mark Baker - DamCrest Consulting - CO

Janice Shute - DE DNREC - DE

Ashley Campbell - IA DNR - IA

Grant Sorensen - USBR - CO

Kent Finemore - NH DES - NH

Charles Thompson - NM Office State Engr. - NM

Aaron Fricke - Christopher B. Burke Engr - IN

William Vinson - NC DENR - NC

† Ben Green - VT DEC - VT

Casey Welty - IA DNR - IA

Austin Martin - NV DWR - NV

Nicole Young - Colorado Parks and Wildlife – CO

Bill McCormick - CO DWR * Ken Smith - IN DNR - IN

Extreme Precipitation Investigation Committee Task Group (EPIC) James Demby - FEMA - VA

Jill Stewart - SC DHEC - SC

Model State Dam Safety Program Update Task Force

Kevin Griebenow - FERC - IL

James Demby - FEMA - VA

Bill Kappel - Applied Weather Associates - CO

Anthony Fernandes - ALF Consulting LLC - PA

* Bill McCormick - Black & Veatch - CO

Benjamin Green - VT DEC - VT

Michael McMahon - HDR - CO

Douglas Johnson - FERC - OR

Gregory Paxson - Schnabel - CO

† Bill McCormick - Black & Veatch - CO

† Charles Thompson - NM Office State Engr. - NM

* Keith Mills - OR WRD Dusty Myers - Eagle Creek Renewable Energy - NC

Finance Committee

Kenneth Smith - IN DNR - IN Hal Van Aller - MD

Eric Ditchey - Consultant - NJ Alon Dominitz - NY John France - JWF Consulting - CO Jon Garton - IA DNR

Nominations and Governance Committee

David Griffin - GA DNR

Bill McCormick - Black & Veatch - CO

*† Mia Kannik - OH DNR - OH

Ken Smith - IN DNR - IN

Bill McCormick - Black & Veatch - CO

Everett Taylor - UT DWR - UT

Sharon Tapia - CA DWR - CA

*† Charles Thompson - NM Office State Engr. - NM

Charles Thompson - NM Office State Engr. - NM

Legislative Advocacy Interest Group

Peer Review Committee Mark Baker - DamCrest Consulting - CO Bill Bingham - Consultant - PA

Jon Garton - IA DNR - IA

* John Cima - Schnabel - VA

Kevin Grim - Ramboll - PA

Dennis Dickey - Gannett Fleming - PA

David Gutierrez - GEI - CA

Anthony Fernandes - ALF Consulting LLC - PA

Brandon Harris - Gwinnett County - GA

David Gutierrez - GEI - CA

Peter Haug - Ayres - WI

† Terry Medley - KS Dept of Agriculture - KS

Lance Langer - Aqua Illinois - IL

Ken Smith - IN DNR - IN

Nicole Mathis - Schnabel - NC † Bill McCormick - Black & Veatch - CO * John Moyle - NJ John Roche – MD Clint Oman - NJ

Public Safety At Dams Committee Irfan Alvi - Alvi Assoc - MD Mark Baker - DamCrest Consulting - CO


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Tony Bennett - Ontario Power Gen. - ON, Canada

Greg Richards - Gannett Fleming - UT

David Bonin - Hatch Associates Consultants - MB, Canada

John Roche - MD Dept of Environment - MD

Steven Davidheiser - Gannett Fleming - PA

Everett Taylor - Utah Div Water Rights - UT

James Demby - FEMA - VA

Charles Thompson - NM Office of State Engr - NM

Steve Durgin - USDA - NRCS (retired) - DC

Jennifer Williams - AECOM - CO

John France - JWF Consulting - CO

Michelle Yezierski - DHS - VA

† Tim Gokie - NE DNR - NE Stuart Harris - TVA - TN Benjamin Israel-Devadason - Gannett Fleming - PA

Tailings Dam Regulatory Committee

* Manuela Johnson - Christopher B Burke Engr - IN

Carmen Bernedo - Stantec - CO

Robert Kingery - Wright Water Engineers - CO

Brad Bijold - BGC Engineering - CO

Matt Lindon - Loughlin Water Assoc. - UT

Jason Boyle - MN DNR - MN

Thomas Mapletoft - Brookfield Renewable Power - MA

Tawyn Bridgeford - National Mining Association - DC

Paul Meeks - Worthington Products - OH

Kimberly Bustillos - AK DNR - AK

John Moyle - NJ

James Casey - Klohn Crippen Berger - AZ

Clint Oman - NJ Dep - NJ

Tim Cazier - CO DRMS - CO

David Ouellette - MA DCR - MA

David Chambers - Center for Science in Public Participation - MT

Sharon Roach - Mead and Hunt - CA Paul Schweiger - Gannett Fleming - PA Ian Selock - Alvi Assoc - MD Ken Smith - IN DNR - IN Preston Wilson - FEMA - VA

Charlie Cobb - AK Keith Conrad - NV DWR - NV James Demby - FEMA - VA Dan DeVaun - GEI - MI

Kenneth Wright - Wright Water Engrs. - CO

Craig Dufficy - US EPA - DC

Scholarship Committee

Wayne Harrison - AZ DEQ - AZ

Jeris Danielson - Danielson & Assoc. - CO

Michael Henderson - Strata-Geo - CO

George Mills - GEM Consulting - OH

Tamara Johndrow - Freeport-McMoRan - AZ

* John Moyle - NJ

Dean Korri - Cleveland-Cliffs - MN

Travis Shoemaker - Schnabel - PA

Cheyenne Lawrence - NV DWR - NV

Raul Silva - MA DCR - MA

Patricia McGrath - US EPA - WA

† Sharon Tapia - CA DWR - CA

Stanley Michalek - Mine Safety and Health Administration - PA

Michelle Yezierski - DHS - VA

Ralph Enos - Teck American Incorporated - WA Christopher Hatton - Golder - CO

Kevin Ritter - AECOM - CO

Strategic Planning Task Force

Luke Russell - Hecla Mining Company - ID

Johnathon Atkins - Eagle Creek Renewable Energy - NC

Kurt Schimpke - Barr Engineering Company - MN

Christine Ferrazzano - Schnabel - PA

Stefanie Self - US Office of Surface Mining - PA

David Griffin - GA DNR - GA

Sarah Shoemaker - US Forest Service - AK

Douglas Johnson - FERC - WA

Shawn Steiner - ConeTec - UT

Jordan Scheremeta - Knight Piesold - CO

Mia Kannik - OH DNR - OH Bill McCormick - Black & Veatch - CO Cory Miyamoto - CA DWR - CA John Moyle - NJ Dusty Myers - Eagle Creek Renewable Energy - NC

Chair

Kate Naughton - Hazen & Sawyer - MD

Board Executive Sponsor

Anthony Nokovich - American Water - NJ

Subcommittee/Task Group

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS Doug Stiles - Hecla Mining Company - ID

* Jeremy Franz - CO DWR - CO

Chris Thorson - NV DWR - NV

Jonathan Garton - IA DNR - IA

* Lucas Trumble - MI DEQ - MI

Michael Hand - WY

Bryan Ulrich - Stantec - CO

Garrett Jackson - GJ Engineering LLC - CO

Steven Vamossy - US DOL - PA

† Mia Kannik - OH DNR - OH

Hal Van Aller - MD

Mark Killgore - VA DCR - VA

† William Vinson - NC DENR - NC

Michele Lemieux - MT DNRC

Peter Werner - US Forest Service - MT

Gregory Paxson - Schnabel - PA

Christopher Winter - Hibbing Taconite Company - MN Yi Zhu - UT

Training Committee

Technical Journal Editorial Committee

Roger Adams - PA

† Craig Findlay - Findlay Engr. - ME

John France - JWF Consulting - CO

Peter Baril - GZA GeoEnvironmental - CT James Barbis - Wood - PA Sushil Chaudhary - NM Office State Engr - NM Khaled Chowdhury - USACE - CA Jessie Drayton - AECOM - CA Keith Ferguson - HDR - CO John France - JWF Consulting - CO Jim Gallagher - NH DES - NH Ryan Gee - FDK Engineering - MD Michael Johnson - GENTERRA - CA Ian Maki - CA DWR Lee Mauney - HDR - CO

Alon Dominitz - NY Jonathan Findon-Henry - NH DES - NH † David Griffin - GA DNR Jose Hernandez - USDA-NRCS - DC Amanda Hess - Gannett Fleming - PA Brandon Horrocks - RB&G Engineering - UT Jennilynn Janolo - CA DWR - CA Seth LaLiberty - USACE - CO Kate Naughton - Hazen and Sawyer - MD Jeffery Powers - Hazen and Sawyer - VA John Roche - MD Dept Env - MD Paul Schweiger - Gannett Fleming - PA Preston Wilson - FEMA - MD * Tom Woosley - GA DNR – GA

Art Miller - AECOM - PA

Yohanes Sugeng – OK Water Resources Board -OK

Abbas Mokhtar-zadeh - Stone & Weber Engineering Corp - SC

Jeremy Franz – CO DWR - CO

Moumita Mukherjee - IN DNR - IN * Greg Paxson - Schnabel - CO Alan Rauch - Stantec - KY John Roche - MD Dept Env - MD

Arthur Miller – AECOM – CO

Young Professionals Interest Group (Leaders)

Robrecht Schmitz - Netherlands

* John Atkins - Eagle Creek Renewable Energy - NC

Mark Schultz - USACE - CA

* Corey Miyamoto - CA DWR - CA

Nathan Snorteland - USACE - CO

† John Roche - MD Dept Env.

Bill Sturtevant - Colorado Springs Utilities - CO Jim Weldon - Jim Weldon & Assoc - CO Meghann Wygonik Kinkley - USACE - PA

DDAC Technical Knowledge Base Subcommittee

Chair

Mark Baker - DamCrest Engineering - CO

Board Executive Sponsor

John Clark - City of Aurora - CO

Subcommittee/Task Group

Alon Dominitz - NY


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MEDIA OUTREACH YEAR IN REVIEW 57

40+ ASDSO was represented in more than 40 publications, including local, national, and industry news outlets.

ASDSO was represented in almost 60 unique news articles from July 2021 to June 2022. Many of those articles were later syndicated on other websites, helping ASDSO reach an even wider audience.

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ASDSO subject matter experts and staff worked directly with more than 30 reporters.

Thank you to all the subject matter experts who made these accomplishments possible!

Major Media Moments Supporting the Edenville and Sanford Independent Forensic Team ASDSO closely coordinated the release of the interim and final Edenville and Sanford Dam failure reports with the Independent Forensic Investigation Team. As part of the release of both reports, ASDSO utilized its media list and existing media relationships to organize report-outs and Q&A sessions with team leader John W. France. ASDSO further supported the team by providing Subject Matter Experts for the media, coordinating team interviews, and media tracking.

President Biden Signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) ASDSO worked with the National Hydropower Association, American Rivers, and other Uncommon Dialogue Coalition Partners to disseminate information on dam safety program funding available through the IIJA.


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TRAINING & CONFERENCES TRAINING Technical Training Program 2022 Dam Safety National Conference •

989 Attendees

2021 Southeast Regional Conference •

199 Attendees

2022 West Regional Conference •

184 Attendees

11 Live Webinars •

Combined Total Attendance Of 3572

9 Technical Seminars •

588 Professionals Trained

3 Dam Owner workshops •

172 Owners Trained Workshop held in Indiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania

Classroom Courses: •

HEC-RAS

HEC-RAS 2D

Improving Emergency Operations for Dam and Levee Failures and Incidents

Dam Construction Inspection

Inspection & Assessment of Dams

Seepage Through Earth Dams

Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete- Nashville, TN

Earthquake Engineering for Embankment Dams- Virtual

Basic Soil Mechanics Related to Earth Dams

Webinars: •

Use of Underwater Remote Systems in Dam Safety

Uplift and Drainage for Concrete Dams and Spillways

Current Trends in the Seismic Analysis of Embankment Dams

Understanding and Managing Plant and Animal Intrusions in Embankment Dams and Levees – II

Stream Management for Dam Construction

• The History of Dam Safety Governance in the US Including Risk Analysis •

Specialty Construction Techniques for Foundation Improvement and Seepage Reduction

Inspection and Assessment of Spillways

Concrete Construction – Issues and Remedies

Findings of the Independent Forensic Investigation of the Failures of Edenville and Sanford Dams, Michigan

Rehabilitation of NRCS Watershed Structures – A Consultant's Perspective


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CONFERENCES Dam Safety 2021 Music City Center, Nashville, TN • September 12-15, 2021

2021 Southeast Regional Conference

38 Concurrent Sessions

2 General Sessions

10 Lightning Talks

117 Total Live Presentations

33 On-Demand Only Presentations

2022 West Regional Conference

2 General Sessions

9 Sessions

12 Concurrent Sessions

11 Presentations

34 Total Presentations


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GREAT TO BE BACK IN PERSON

A Look Back at Dam Safety ’21 in Nashville


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(Left to Right): John France, Mark Baker, John Cima, Steve Verigin.

Peer Review Program The objective of a peer review is to provide guidance in evaluating a program's mission, objectives, policies, procedures, and other factors. The Review Team evaluates the competence of the Dam Safety Program relevant to the generally accepted standards of practice for dam safety engineering and management. During FY22 ASDSO completed the following reviews: • Province of British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Dam Safety Program • Periodic External Programmatic Review of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) • Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Dams and Levees Safety Program • Annual Independent Review Panel Report for the Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation • Independent Oversight Review of the National Park Service Dam Safety Program • Independent Oversight Review of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Safety of Dams Program

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Legislative Advocacy and Government Relations FY22 Goals: Support for passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) with a focus on funding for the "3Rs": • Rehabilitation • Removal • Retrofit (Hydropower dam upgrades for dam safety, and environmental and electric grid upgrades) This large infrastructure improvement act provides over $3 billion in Total Investment in these areas, which includes $800 million for the FEMA National Dam Safety Program.

Promotion of effective implementation of IIJA funding by FEMA and other federal agencies. Passage of the 21st Century Dams Act. This bill would invest $21.1 billion to enhance the safety, grid resilience benefits and power generating capacity of America's dams and provide historic funding to remove dams that are no longer necessary. Support for ongoing federal appropriations for the National Dam Safety Program, the Small Watershed Dam Rehabilitation Program and the National Levee Safety Program.

ASDSO and Partners See Success in 2021 with Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act It took a coordinated and persistent effort by the staff of several organizations and volunteers from those same organizations to ensure that the unprecedented Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) included funding for dams. ASDSO staff and volunteers played a role in seeing this through. Communications with lawmakers and their staffs on the relevant committees working on the IIJA and a lot of negotiation led to success. Dollar amounts were proposed and rejected and altered and accepted (in the eleventh hour!). ASDSO wishes to thank our team of legislative advocates and our partners for their tireless efforts to push for the inclusion of funding for the "3Rs" in the IIJA in 2021. This included Lori Spragens, Mark Ogden, Bill McCormick, Sharon Tapia, and John Moyle. The partners included the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Rivers, the National Hydropower Association, Dan Reicher and the Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment,

the Hydropower Reform Coalition, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, the Nature Conservancy, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. The 21st Century Dams Act was also introduced in both Houses of Congress. And legislation was introduced to bring the federal government back into the business of providing PMP data based on current science. The PRECIP Act, if passed, would give engineers and dam owners modern tools for better decision-making and budgeting. At the end of the year, the PRECIP Act had passed the House of Representatives and was awaiting consideration by the Senate. The ASDSO leadership continues to coordinate with FEMA to develop implementation strategies that will serve to improve dam safety nationwide over the next several years.

To provide our view of the national issues and potential solutions in a new and detailed format, the ASDSO website now offers a Roadmap to Success. We encourage our members to read this and think about ways that you can also provide support. The first step is simply to contact your lawmakers, both federal and state, and talk to them about the importance of strong dam safety programs.


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INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND JOBS ACT SUMMARY – INVESTMENT IN DAMS: REHABILITATION, RETROFIT & REMOVAL What does it mean for Dam Safety?

$585 million total to FEMA for High Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation grants including $75

million earmarked for dam removal (current appropriation - $12 million per year).

$148 million

total to FEMA for State Assistance Grants to support state dam safety programs (current appropriation – less than $9 million per year).

$67 million

total under FEMA Operations and Support for the National Dam Safety Program (current appropriation – about $3 million per year)- includes admin, training, research, and public outreach.

$118 million

total for NRCS Small Watershed Rehab Program Grants (current appropriation – about $10 million per year).

$553 million

to the Dept of Energy Water Power Technologies Office - New Section 247 in EPAct 2005 that establishes a grant program to support grid resilience, dam safety upgrades, and environmental enhancements at existing hydropower facilities.

$64 million

for the US Army Corps of Engineers will go to the Corps Water Infrastructure Financing Program (CWIFP) - new USACE program for low-interest loans for dam repair could provide up to $900 million per year for dam rehabilitation loans.

$492 million total to NOAA for studies including modernized precipitation frequency and probable maximum studies (i.e., nationwide PMP estimates).

$2.4 billion

EPA - Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds - amendments including $2.4 billion or more available FY 2022-26, which in some instances can be used for dam rehabilitation projects.

Bureau of Reclamation - Western Water Infrastructure :

$100 million for the rehabilitation, reconstruction, or replacement of a dam. $500 million for the safety of dams program. $100 million to the Bureau of Reclamation for dam rehabilitation, reconstruction or replacement.

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Student Outreach 2021-2022 Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Aiden Ganapathy University of California, Irvine Aiden Ganapathy is a fourth-year civil engineering student at the University of California, Irvine. Aiden is a motivated student who sees education and knowledge as tools to improve the world. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and transition to remote learning saw Aiden moving back to his hometown of Sacramento, California. Upon returning, he briefly interned for Placer County Public Works before assuming his current role as an engineering student assistant with the California Department of Water Resources Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD). In a trainee capacity, Aiden assists the Division's Design

and Re-evaluation branches with structural and inundation modeling reviews. He has also contributed to the Division's efficiency by automating tasks for the Annual Fee Program. Outside work, Aiden serves as chapter president of Engineers Without Borders at UCI and volunteers with the California Water Environment Association as a webmaster. In the coming years, Aiden looks forward to broadening his dam safety experience and specializing in related topics in graduate school.


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2021 Student Paper Competition

Field and Meter-scale Application of MICP to Enhance Resilience of Flood Defense Structures Pegah Ghasemi, Ph.D. Student, North Carolina State University Co-author: Brina M. Montoya, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

Dam Model Competition Franklin Regional Middle School Students Grace Copeland, Ella Haritan, Jason Fleming, Vedanth Reddyvari, Zach Sudol, and Teacher Arthur J. Danny

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MEMBER RESOURCES ASDSO COLLABORATE ASDSO Collaborate is an online networking community for dam safety professionals. The site provides an opportunity to connect with nearly 3,000 professionals across the country through sharing ideas, discussing challenges, posting questions, and searching for ASDSO volunteer opportunities. News from the ASDSO Board of Directors, staff, and committee leaders is also often shared through Collaborate. Each ASDSO member can create a professional profile and easily search for other members on the site. Members can also start a broad conversation through joining 'communities' specific to them and their interests, such as those for committees, regions, key topics, or an 'all member' community. Visit Collaborate.DamSafety.org

DAMFAILURES.ORG DamFailures.org contains links to individual case studies, as well as lessons learned pages that summarize historical dam incidents and failures and the valuable information gleaned from them. Each page contains a background and description, photographs, videos, best practices, and other resources related to the case study or lessons learned being addressed. The contents of this website encompass a range of failure modes, dam types, and dam safety topics, including best practices regarding engineering and design practices, human factors, emergency planning and response, operation and maintenance, and regulatory issues. The website now has 50 case studies and more than 30 lessons learned from dam failures. Visit DamFailures.org

RESOURCES FOR DAM OWNERS & OPERATORS One essential component of dam safety is owner education. To make accessing important information for dam owners easier, ASDSO has created a comprehensive resource webpage dedicated to dam owners and operators. The webpage is also designed to be useful for state dam safety officials and consultants looking for outreach materials. Among other resources, the webpage features a booklet with more than 20 fact sheets that provide guidance on specific issues many dam owners face. All fact sheets are openly available for use by owners or in owner education programs and are designed to be printer and web friendly. There is also a series of free educational videos available called the 'Dam Owner Academy.' Each video concisely presents one topic related to safely operating and maintaining a dam. Visit DamSafety.org/DamOwners

DAM INCIDENT DATABASE The Dam Safety Incident Database is a searchable, online collection of more than 1000 records of failure and non-failure incidents. Each record has basic information on the dam safety incident such as incident date, type, driver, and mechanism. There is also information on downstream consequences such as evacuations, deaths, damages, etc. as available. Most of the incident records have been collected from state programs following the year in which they occurred. Some states have been able to provide historic incident information and ASDSO


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will continue to obtain as much information, both current and historic, as possible. The database is not considered comprehensive of all dam safety incidents, both historic and current, and reflects only the data that ASDSO has been able to collect. Much of the identifying information on specific dams is obtained from the National Inventory of Dams. Visit DamSafety.org/Incidents

DAM SAFETY RESOURCE DATABASE ASDSO's Dam Safety Resource Database contains more than 10,000 entries referencing dam safety publications. These entries cover a wide variety of dam safety topics, including technical and non-technical areas, history, best practices, regulations, news, and more. The entries also represent a variety of sources, including federal and state departments, professional societies, research groups, industry news outlets, international organizations, and universities.

All ASDSO conference papers and Journal of Dam Safety articles are included as entries. ASDSO members have free, unlimited access to full ASDSO papers through the resource database. Visit DamSafety.org/Resource/Search

PUBLIC SAFETY AT DAMS RESOURCES Each year, dozens of lives are lost at dams on America's waterways. People are often unaware of the dangers, or they underestimate their risk of

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falling victim to them. It may be a case of a simple lack of knowledge, reckless behaviors, lack of warning, or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless of the cause or intention, outings on waterways can end in tragedy. ASDSO provides information and resources that can be used internally or disseminated to the general public to assist in the promotion of safety at dams. Visit Damsafety.org/Public-Safety

THE JOURNAL OF DAM SAFETY The Journal of Dam Safety is a quarterly members‑only publication dedicated to increasing the technical expertise of engineers, owners, operators, and others involved in dam safety. A primary goal is to promote consistency in technical and regulatory approaches to dam safety with examples from various geographic regions, multiple types of dams, and from a variety of perspectives. Articles are selected to share valuable information, lessons learned, and promote new technologies that can benefit the dam safety community. The journal is also a valuable source for industry news, organizational updates, and upcoming events. Visit DamSafety.org/JDS


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2021 DAM SAFETY AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS NATIONAL AWARD OF MERIT Jenifier Boyer Emergency Management Coordinator for Midland County, Michigan

Past-President Bill McCormick (left) and Jenifier Boyer (right).


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NATIONAL REHABILITATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR North Fork Spillway and Embankment Improvements • City of Asheville, North Carolina (Owner) • Schnabel Engineering (Designer) • Phillips & Jordan (Contractor)

Past-President Bill McCormick (far left), Annual Award Committee Chair Jon Garton (far right), and representatives from the City of Asheville, Schnabel Engineering, and Phillips & Jordan.

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REGIONAL AWARDS OF MERIT The Regional Awards of Merit recognize individuals, companies, municipalities, or other entities that have made outstanding contributions to dam safety on a regional level.

Northeast Regional Award City of Keene, New Hampshire

Southeast Regional Award Tom Woosley Retired GA Safe Dams Program, Former ASDSO President

Tom Woosley (center), and Southeast Regional Representatives David Griffin (left) and Toby Vinson (right).

Midwest Regional Award Ohio Dam Safety Enforcement Team

Midwest Regional Representative Ryan Stack (left), members of the Ohio Dam Safety Enforcement Team (center), and Former Secretary Ken Smith (right).

West Regional Award City of Santa Cruz Water Department

West Regional Representative Sharon Tapia (left) and Greg Reichert (right).


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YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Lee Mauney Dam Levee & Civil Works Project Manager, HDR

Lee Mauney (Center) and Young Professional Interest Group Co-Chairs Cory Miyamoto (left) and John Atkins (right).

BRUCE A. TSCHANTZ PUBLIC SAFETY AT DAMS AWARD

Manuela Johnson Program Manager, State Disaster Recovery Program Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Former Public Safety Around Dams Chair Paul Schweiger (left) and Manuela Johnson (right).

JOSEPH J. ELLAM PRESIDENTS AWARD

Jim W. Gallagher Chief Engineer, NH Department of Environmental Services

Past-President Bill McCormick (left) and Jim Gallagher (right).


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THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS Benefactor ($1,000 or more) William Bingham, Camp Hill, PA Alton Davis, Alton P. Davis, Jr. Engineering Consulting, West Ossipee, NH The Fernandes Family Charitable Trust John France, JWF Consulting LLC, Centennial, CO Paul Mauer, IL Department of Natural Resources, Morton, IL James Pawloski, James T. Pawloski, P.E., LLC, Gaylord, MI Penny Tschantz, Knoxville, TN

Partner ($300-$999) Thomas Blackburn, Blackburn Consulting, Auburn, CA Robert Dalton, Veenstra & Kimm, Inc., Springfield, IL Meg Galloway, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Madison, WI David Hinchliff, Port Townsend, WA John Johnston, Henley-Johnston & Associates, Inc., Dallas, TX Joseph Kulikowski, GENTERRA Consultants, Inc., Irvine, CA John Moyle, Lawrence, NJ Mark Ogden, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, Columbus, OH Gregory Paxson, Schnabel Engineering, Lakewood, CO Jeffery Powers, Hazen and Sawyer, Richmond, VA Robert Snow, D'Appolonia Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA Sharon Tapia, CA Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA

Supporter ($100-$299) C.T. Male Associates, P.C., Latham, NY Southern Company Generation, Atlanta, GA Roger Adams, Duncannon, PA H. Grady Adkins, RIZZO International, Columbia, SC M. Leslie Boyd, Freese & Nichols, Inc., Austin, TX Myron Chaplin, Tectonic Engineering Consultants, Geologists & Land Surveyors, D.P.C., Bowdoin, ME Ronald Corso, Vienna, VA Dennis Dickey, Boiling Springs, PA Stephen Durgin, Spokane Valley, WA Robert Finucane, Waterbury, VT Bob Gaddis, Future Resources Engineering, LLC, Bartlesville, OK


ASSOCIATION OF STATE DAM SAFETY OFFICIALS

Ralph Grismala, ICF, Hermitage, TN James Hummert, AECOM, Saint Louis, MO I.M. Idriss, University of California, Davis, Santa Fe, NM Bill McCormick, Salida, CO Mark Ohlstrom, Shannon & Wilson, Auburn, WA Morris Root, Root Engineering, West Chazy, NY Warren Samuelson, TX Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX Melvin Schaefer, MGS Engineering Consultants, Inc., Olympia, WA Charles Thompson, NM Office of the State Engineer, Albuquerque, NM Harald Van Aller, Queenstown, MD

Friend ($1-$99) Laila Berre, US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, NE Jennifer Burns, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, Lexington, KY Bob Gaddis, Future Resources Engineering, LLC, Bartlesville, OK Russ Hicks, Returning the Rapids to Eaton Rapids, Eaton Rapids, MI William Johnstone, Spatial Vision Group Inc., North Vancouver, BC Scarlett Kitts, Schnabel Engineering, Greensboro, NC Edward LaBelle, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc., Springfield, IL Christopher Lewis, Tetra Tech, Pittsburgh, PA Janis Murphy, Freese & Nichols, Inc., Ft Worth, TX Myron Petrovsky, MBP Consulting, Portland, ME Keith Pytlik, Township of Washington, NJ Rebecca Ragon, US Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA Chris Ritz, USDA - NRCS, Indianapolis, IN James Swaisgood, Swaisgood Consulting, Evergreen, CO Zia Zafir, Kleinfelder, Inc., Rancho Cordova, CA

Additional thanks to the FEMA National Dam Safety Program for providing support for the webinar program and the DamFailures.Org website improvements and to the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service for providing support for the classroom and webinar training programs.

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ASDSO STAFF Association of State Dam Safety Officials 239 S. Limestone St. Lexington, KY 40508 859-550-2788 info@damsafety.org DamSafety.org

STAFF Lori Spragens Executive Director lspragens@damsafety.org 859-550-2788 X 106

Ross Brown Conferences, Membership & Marketing Director rbrown@damsafety.org 859-550-2788 X 103

Jennifer Burns Training Director jburns@damsafety.org 859-550-2788 X 102

Katelyn Riley Communications Manager kriley@damsafety.org 859-550-2788 X 104

Mark Ogden Technical Specialist and States Outreach

Michaela Royse Programs Support Associate mroyse@damsafety.org (859) 550-2788 x107

Brittany Lewis Executive Office Manager/Programs Support blewis@damsafety.org 859-550-2788 X 101

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CONTACT ASDSO Association of State Dam Safety Officials 239 S. Limestone St. Lexington, KY 40508 859-550-2788 info@damsafety.org DamSafety.org