Design of Dams

The US Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) was a pioneer in the design of dams throughout the 20th century. Reclamation has an extensive list of technical manuals, case studies, and everything else a person needs to work in the water industry. Some of Reclamation’s most iconic dams include Hoover Dam and Grand Coulee Dam. Today, Reclamation continues to be a leader in design, analysis, and research. More information about the US Bureau of Reclamation can be found here:

Perhaps the single, most useful reference for dam engineers is “Design of Small Dams”. Download it here:

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If you have any questions about Reclamation or would like copies of public technical manuals, please contact me. Thanks!

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