Dam Safety

The average dam in the United States is more than a half-century old. Many were built to protect undeveloped agricultural land; however, with increased development, the number of high-hazard dams increased dramatically.

CHA has an extensive history of providing dam investigation, analysis and design. We provide the services necessary for any dam project, from small earthen structures to large concrete gravity dams. Our success is based on experience and our full-service approach. We form a custom team of geotechnical, hydraulic, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, who are well-equipped to tackle the multi-disciplined challenges of dam projects.

Our dam safety services include:
  • Construction Inspection
  • Dam and Reservoir Design
  • Dam Removal Design
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Engineering Assessments
  • Forensic Analyses
  • Geotechnical and Geologic Foundation Evaluations
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analyses
  • Inspection and Maintenance Plans
  • Inundation and Hazard Classification Studies
  • Permitting and Compliance
  • Rehabilitation Needs Assessments
  • River Flow Forecasting
  • Seepage Cut-off and Controls Design
  • Stability Analysis and Design
  • Survey
  • Underwater Inspections