Publications Home || Browse by topic || Browse by program || Ecology website

Publication Summary

Our Ecology website has changed, which can cause broken links.
To report these, please contact us with the publication and broken link.


Dam Safety Guidelines Part 1 - General Information and Owner Responsibilities

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
92-55aJuly 1992April 2021
VIEW NOW Dam Safety Guidelines Part 1 - General Information and Owner Responsibilities (Number of pages: 65) (Publication Size: 858KB)

Trouble viewing? Try these free options.
Author(s) Johnson, Doug
Description This is Part 1 of a 4 part series of publications on Dam Safety. See "Related Publications" below to view parts 2, 3, and 4.

The Dam Safety Guidelines are intended to provide dam owners, operators, and design engineers with information on activities, procedures, and requirements involved in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of dams in the State of Washington.
The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy.

ADA Accessibility
The Department of Ecology is committed to providing people with disabilities access to information and services by meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Washington State Policy #188.
Visit Ecology’s website for more information.
Contact Water Resources Program at 360-407-6872 or
Keywords dams, safety, guidelines, plan, information
WEB PAGE Dam operation & maintenance guidance

Reservoir Staff Gauge Guidance

Dam Safety Guidelines Part 3 - An Owner's Guidance Manual

Dam Safety Guidelines Part 2 - Project Planning and Approval of Dam Construction and Modification

Dam Safety Guidelines Part 4 - Dam Design and Construction