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Association of State Dam Safety Officials
450 Old Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Register ON-LINE at www.damsafety.org
Apr i l 6t h, 2011 Ok l a h o m a Ci t y, Ok l a h o m a
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials, (ASDSO), in
conjunction with the OK Water Resources Board, invites you
to participate in a one day Dam Safety Workshop for Owners and
Operators on Wednesday, April 6 at the Metro Technology Centers,
1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73111.
The workshop is designed to provide practical, straightforward
information on topics of importance to anyone that owns or operates
a dam. The purpose of this one-day workshop is to educate dam
owners and operators about the following topics:
COURSE 3—DAM OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
• Dam Types and Purpose
• Dam Terminology
• Dam Failure Causes Related to Maintenance
• Maintenance Problems and Solutions
• Dam Operations
ASDSO is a national, non-profit professional association of
engineers and others who own, regulate, or work on dams.
For more information about ASDSO, refer to its Web site at
www.damsafety.org or call (859) 257-5140.
The workshop will begin at 8:30 AM, and will end promptly at
4:30 PM. A lunch and refreshment breaks are included in the $25
registration fee. Free information will be available throughout the
day, and you will have the opportunity to meet and network with
your state dam safety officials, well-known experts in the field of
dam safety, and other dam owners like yourself. As part of the
registration fee, you will receive a copy of the Dam Owner and
Operator Safety Workshop Participant Manual, which is a valuable
Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations
and securing their own rate. You may visit the Oklahoma City
Conventions and Visitor Bureau at www.okccvb.org for information
on nearby hotels.
John L. Rutledge, P.E.
Mr. Rutledge is a Vice-president and Water Resources Group Manager
of Freese and Nichols, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas. Offering more than
25 years experience, he has professional expertise in hydraulic and
hydrologic studies and the design of dams and dam rehabilitation. He
has been primarily responsible for the design of more than 20 new dam
and dam rehabilitation projects, totaling more than $100 million. He has
also been responsible for the preliminary design for 4 other proposed
major dams totaling more than $200 million.
Mr. Rutledge is a registered professional engineer in twelve states and
has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree
from the University of Texas at Austin.
Robert S. Fabian
Planning and Management Division/Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Obtained a Master of Science degree in Geology 1984 from the University
of Oklahoma. Bob started working for the Oklahoma Water Resources
Board in 1985, initially in the Lawton Field Office performing general
field work in support of agency programs. In 1989 he moved to the main
office in Oklahoma City to work on technical studies for the Groundwater
Division. Bob was the Project Manager for the Blaine Gypsum Recharge
Demonstration Project during the initial planning, construction, and
monitoring phases of the Project.
Currently Bob is the Section Head for the Technical Section of the Planning
and Management Division. In that position he manages the Technical
Studies and with the Dam Safety Programs. The Technical Studies staff
conducts stream water and ground studies which are used for allocation of
water resources for permitting purposes and Comprehensive Water Plan.
The Dam Safety staff review applications for new construction, repairs, and
modifications of dams, review inspection reports for high and significant
hazard-potential dams in Oklahoma, as well as other programmatic aspects
of the Oklahoma Dam Safety Program. Bob and the dam safety staff have
been working on streamlining the program, improving the quality of data,
implementing various quality control procedures to make the program more
efficient and cost-effective. Public outreach efforts have been emphasized in
order to educate the public and dam owners about the Dam Safety Program.
8:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast, Sign-In
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Provided
Session I: Course Introduction
Session 2: Basic Dam Terminology and Function
Session 3 Dam Types and Purpose
Session 4: Causes of Dam Failures and How They Relate to Maintenance
Session 5: Maintenance Problems and Solutions
Session 6: Operation
2011 Oklahoma Dam Owner/Operator Workshop Registration Form
Registration fee is $25 ($35 after March 25 or at the door). Please fill out completely, include credit card information or check payable to
“ASDSO”, and mail to ASDSO, 450 Old Vine Street, 2nd Floor, Lexington, KY, 40507 or FAX (859) 323-1958. A confirmation letter will be
emailed to you. Copy this form to register multiple individuals from your organization.
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Option: You can register for this meeting on-line at www.damsafety.org, under the tab, “Register for Training.” The on-line system accepts credit card payments
only. When prompted, please type in the meeting code OKDAMS. Space is limited so please register early. Thank you and have a safe trip to the workshop.