The Journal of Dam Safety

The Journal of Dam Safety

The JDS 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 JDS is also a valuable source for industry news, organizational updates,  and upcoming events.

We are always looking for good papers of interest to the dam safety community. If you have an exciting project or topic to share with your dam safety peers, please contact either co-chairs to begin the process with a 1-page abstract. Articles must be original work and appropriate for the readership. Please feel free to email Greg Paxson ( for more information on authorship or to provide feedback on recent articles.

The Journal of Dam Safety is also a great way to reach dam and levee safety professionals. If you are interested in reaching nearly 3,000 members quarterly, please visit our advertising information page or contact Ross Brown ( to learn more. 


Read Recent Issues - Members Only

Spring 2022 (Volume 19 Issue 2)

Winter 2022 (Volume 19 Issue 1)

Fall 2021 (Volume 18 Issue 4)

Summer 2021 (Volume 18 Issue 3)

To view all past journal articles, visit ASDSO's Resource Database and choose 'ASDSO Journal Articles' under the 'Resource Type' dropdown. You will need to be signed in to your ASDSO account to read or download the articles.