Dam Safety

Kimley-Horn can provide dam safety services to protect public and environmental safety

Dams are a critical part of our nation’s infrastructure—supplying water, providing power and irrigation, and offering protection from flooding. As dams around the country are aging and even deteriorating, it is more important than ever to address these challenges head on.

A dam failure resulting in an uncontrolled release of the reservoir can have a devastating effect on persons and property downstream. As a dam owner, you are responsible for the safety and liability of the structure. This includes the financial responsibility to upkeep, upgrade, and repair your dam and the requirement to comply with local, state, and federal regulations. With so much on the line, you need to enlist the help of an experienced partner who can provide integrated solutions to the dam safety challenges you face.

Safety Is Our Priority

Offering premium expertise from coast to coast, Kimley-Horn’s geotechnical, hydraulic, structural, and mechanical engineers have cultivated a primary practice and specialization in dam safety. Our team has evaluated and designed numerous dam structures throughout the country helping clients solve their most complex safety challenges, all while adhering to tight schedules and budgets. From this experience, we have procured a comprehensive knowledge of every aspect of dam safety and have built relationships with regulatory agencies across the country—allowing us to offer you streamlined services with minimal regulatory interference. To assist you fully, we can provide you with:

  • Dam Inspections
  • Structure Assessments
  • Incremental Damage Analyses
  • NRCS Watershed Dam Rehabilitation Program
  • Economics (Benefit/Cost Analyses)
  • Alternatives Analyses
  • Risk Assessment/Failure Modes