Association Of State Dam Safety Officials annual workshop 2011

Association Of State Dam Safety Officials annual workshop 2011

Register ON-LINE at

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

450 Old Vine Street

Lexington, KY 40507

Register ON-LINE at

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:


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 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

information resource.

Overnight Accommodations:

Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations

and securing their own rate. You may visit the Oklahoma City

Conventions and Visitor Bureau at 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.

Workshop Agenda

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, 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.

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