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VOLUME 3 <br />ISSUE 2 <br />May 2015 <br /> <br />Introduction…………………………………………..…… 1 <br />Dam Safety Inspections…A Closer Look………….….2 <br />Spillways on Small Dams……………………………….....………....10 <br />Geology 101 – Dam Good Foundations……………...…………….17 <br /> <br />1 <br />A QUARTERLY PUBLICAT ION FOR WESTERN DAM ENGINEERS <br />Comments/Feedback/Suggestions? <br />Email Colorado Dam Safety to submit feedback on Articles. <br />Please use article title as the subject of the email. <br />Upcoming ASDSO Webinar Dam Safety Training: <br /> Waterproofing Systems for Dams, June 9, 2015 <br /> Understanding and Managing Plant & Animal Intrusions in <br /> Embankment Dams and Levees, July 12, 2015 <br />Upcoming Classroom Technical Seminars: <br /> Conduits, Gates and Valves, June 2-3, 2015, <br /> Portland, ME <br /> Soil Mechanics for Earth Dam Design & Analysis, <br /> June 23-25, Nashville, TN <br /> Inspection and Assessment of Dams, Aug. 11-13, <br /> Pittsburgh, PA <br />ASDSO Training Website Link <br />In this issue of the Western Dam Engineering <br />Technical Note, we present articles on spillways on <br />small dams, geology 101 for dams, and a guide to <br />dam inspections. Most of these articles draw on <br />previously published articles in this newsletter. This <br />newsletter is meant as an educational resource for <br />civil engineers who practice primarily in rural areas of <br />the western United States. This publication focuses on <br />technical articles specific to small and medium dams. <br />It provides general information. The reader is <br />encouraged to use the references cited and engage <br />other technical experts as appropriate. <br /> <br /> <br /> The Western Dam Engineering Technical <br /> Note is sponsored by the following agencies: <br /> Wyoming State Engineer’s Office <br /> Colorado Division of Water Resources <br /> Montana Department of Natural <br />Resources <br /> This Technical Note was compiled, written, <br /> and edited by AECOM in Denver, Colorado. <br /> Funding for the Technical Note has been <br /> provided by the FEMA National Dam Safety <br /> Act Assistance to States grant program. <br /> Article Contributors: <br /> AECOM: Dan Swanson, PE; Casey Robertson; <br /> Damien Gonsman, PG CEG; Jenn Williams, PE; <br /> Jason Boomer, PE; John France, PE; <br /> Greg Glunz, PE <br /> <br /> <br />Editorial Review Board: <br />Michele Lemieux, PE, Montana Dam Safety <br />Program Supervisor; Bill McCormick, PE, PG, <br />Colorado Chief Dam Safety Branch; <br />Mike Hand, PE, Wyoming Dam Safety <br /> Program; Mark Ogden, PE, Association <br /> of State Dam Safety Officials; <br /> Matthew Lindon, PE, Loughlin Water <br /> Associates; and Steve Becker, PE, <br /> Natural Resources Conservation Service <br /> <br />The material in this publication has been prepared in accordance with generally recognized engineering principles and practic es, and is for general information only. The information <br />presented should not be used without first securing competent advice from qualified professionals with respect to its suitability for any general or specific application. No reference made in <br />this publication constitutes an endorsement or warranty thereof by AECOM or sponsors of this newsletter. Anyone using the information presented in this newsletter assumes all liability <br />arising from such use.