The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) is in communication with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NE DNR) in response to the failure of Spencer Dam. Our concerns are with those who are impacted by the failure.

It seems the incident was the result of significant snowmelt, ice movement, and rain however; a full understanding of the failure will come with time. ASDSO encourages patience as the failure is investigated. Until then, ASDSO will continue to closely evaluate the incident and assist the NE DNR as requested.

For those impacted by the flooding, we encourage you to follow the direction of state and local emergency managers and look for updates through your local media sources. The safety of those impacted by the failure of Spencer Dam is the top concern for ASDSO and the state dam safety programs.

For state-specific information, visit ASDSO’s Nebraska Dam Safety Program Homepage