The citizens' not-for-profit advocacy group for Dam Safety and Flood Mitigation in the Schoharie Drainage Basin

Gilboa, New York before the Reservoir for New York City

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Threat of spillway failure at Oroville Dam prompts evacuation of 188,000

Read more here: The Sacramento Bee

Twenty One Mile Dam in Northern Nevada Breaches

Read The Desert News article.

California Oroville Dam Breaches Emergency Spillway

Read Evacuations Ordered Due to 'Hazardous Situation' at Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway

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How Climate Change May Affect You

To help New York State communities plan for effects of climate change, new graphics are now available showing the increased likelihood of heavy precipitation events. These graphs, called Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) curves, show anticipated increases of storm events from 2- to 100-year intervals, and are projected into the future as far as 2099. Read the New Precipitation Models for New York State News Release January 17, 2017. The graphs can be found at NY IDF Projections NRCC Cornell

Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety

Get the latest recommendations on how new dam spillways can be designed, and existing older ones modified, to safely pass major flood events.
Read Selecting and Accommodating Inflow Design Floods for Dams

PDF on Dams, Reservoirs and Earthquakes

Read: On the Nature of Reservoir-induced Seismicity.pdf

Living with Dams

Living with Dams: Know Your Risks and Extreme Rainfall Events. Read the Living Near Dams eBooks. Prepared by Association of State Dam Officials

Check the Gilboa Dam water levels

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