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In light of recent flooding incidents at dams across the country, dam safety is now on the minds of many Americans. Many dam owners are receiving questions from constituents wondering about their nearby dams.

If your organization owns a dam, here are three questions you should be ready to answer:

  1. Is our dam safe?
  2. If a flood happened here, would our dam withstand it?
  3. What would we do if our dam had an emergency?

If you don’t know the answers, we can help. Here are the best practices we recommend:

  1. Have your dam regularly inspected
  2. ...

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Freese and Nichols joins several national organizations today to commemorate the significant role dams play in American life. There are over 87,000 dams in the U.S., which provide nearly half of the nation's clean, renewable electricity as well as water supply, recreation, and agriculture and industrial support.

A ...

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As the current President of the United States Society on Dams​, Central Division Manager John Wolfhope​ served as the U.S. voting representative at the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) 25th Congress in Stavanger, Norway.  

He led nearly 50 delegates representing the United States at this event. International delegates came from almost 100 countries representing more than 99 percent of dams and water storage infrastructures of the world.  

Chief Operating Officer Ron Lemons also...

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