Dam/Levee Engineering and Safety Investigations

WEST provides a full range of capabilities in dam and levee engineering, including safety investigations, breach modeling, feasibility-level planning studies, preliminary and final design, operation studies, reservoir sedimentation studies, and forecasting studies. WEST personnel are nationally recognized for dam and levee breach modeling, and provide instruction on dam breach modeling using HEC-RAS for the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE).

WEST’s Dam/Levee Engineering and Safety Investigations services include:

  • Hydraulic Loading Evaluations
  • PMP/PMF Studies
  • Dam Breach Modeling & Inundation Mapping
  • Spillway Design
  • Hazard Classification Studies
  • Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Development
  • Interior Drainage Analysis
  • Levee Certification, Design, & Inspection
  • Reservoir Operations & Sedimentation Studies
  • Water Quality Studies

Partial Client List

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Various Locations
  • City of Newport, OR
  • Avista Corporation, WA
  • Flood Control District of Maricopa County, AZ
  • Oregon Water Resources Department, Dam Safety Office
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