Useful Links to Low-Head Dam Safety Issues

posted May 12, 2017
by Charlie Walbridge

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsYgODmmiAM

 

A list of low-head dam related fatalities nationwide:

http://krcproject.groups.et.byu.net/browse.php

 

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.

http://www.iowawhitewater.org/lhd/fatalities.html

 

The original video on dam safety: The Drowning Machine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3ZRL2d5FtU

Charles Walbridge
Bruceton Mills, WV