Reston, Virginia — July 10, 2018 — Dam performance monitoring is a balance of visual surveillance and instrumental measurements that when combined accurately show how well a dam is performing. Visual surveillance is augmented by measuring geotechnical, structural, hydraulic and geohydraulic indicators.  ASCE’s new manual of practice, Monitoring Dam Performance: Instrumentation and Measurement, presents these fundamentals, along with the current state-of-practice of instrumented measurements.

Manual of Practice 135 examines the following topic areas: recognizing vulnerabilities; identifying performance indicators; understanding means and methods of performance measurement indicators; planning and implementing a monitoring program; managing data; and making action-based decisions when required.

This publication is a valuable resource for dam owners, engineers and regulators, as well as the entire global dam community.

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