Dam Engineering

Water running over a dam

Fuss & O’Neill’s dam engineering practice includes planning and engineering services for new dams, repairs to existing dams, and removal of old dams. Flood control, aquatic organism passage, water quality, recreational opportunities, and the impact of dam failure on downstream areas are all major considerations when working on dam engineering projects. Fuss & O’Neill’s water and natural resources professionals collaborate with our in-house multidisciplinary staff to holistically meet public and private dam owners’ needs.

Fuss & O’Neill’s comprehensive team and our experience solving complex dam engineering problems allow us to advise our clients through all phases of dam-related projects, including initial investigation, planning and alternatives analysis, design, permitting, and construction. Fuss & O’Neill has been retained by state dam safety programs and regional organizations to develop technical guidance on inspection and maintenance of dams and to develop emergency action plans. Our team has specialized experience with historic dams, having worked for the National Park Service on historic dam projects along the East Coast.


Our Areas of Expertise Include:

  • Breach Inundation Analysis and Mapping
  • Dam Rehabilitation and Repairs
  • Dam Safety Inspections
  • Dam Safety and Operations Training
  • Emergency Operation Planning and Response
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Grant Funding Identification and Assistance
  • Hydraulic and Hydrologic Analyses
  • Risk Analysis
  • Seepage and Stability Analysis
  • Spillway Design

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