Useful Links to Low-Head Dam Safety Issues

Posted: 05/12/2017
by Charlie Walbridge

A discussion of low head dam hydrology, and what features make a dam dangerous, and how to mitigate them.


A list of low-head dam related fatalities nationwide:


A list of dam-related fatalities in Iowa going back over 100 years. Iowa has done a remarkable job removing or modifying low head dams.


The original video on dam safety: The Drowning Machine

Charles Walbridge
Bruceton Mills, WV