Division of Safety of Dams
Department of Water Resources
2200 X Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95818
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
Telephone #: (916) 227-4644
E-Mail General Information:
The California Division of Safety of Dams conducts independent analysis during its safety review of existing and proposed dams. The extent of these analyses varies from project to project and depends upon a dam’s criticality and/or site conditions.
The techniques and basis for the Division’s independent analysis
are derived from in-house analyses and studies of performance of dams and
their appurtenant structures under observed and/or measured loads. Additionally,
data associated with these loads as well as strength characteristics of
materials are examined.
The following links provide technical information on studies by Division staff in the following categories: