Dam Inspection

As part of a Dam Safety Review Project, Geosyntec was retained by a California water district to perform an independent FERC Part 12D safety evaluation and conduct PFMA workshops for four embankment dams. Our contributions helped the water district plan and prioritize their safety program and seismic retrofit work. As part of a Dam Safety Review Project, Geosyntec was retained by a California water district to perform an independent FERC Part 12D safety evaluation and conduct PFMA workshops for four embankment dams. Our contributions helped the water district plan and prioritize their safety program and seismic retrofit work.

Geosyntec provides prompt, practical solutions to support dam safety decision-making.

Our engineers perform physical inspections, review design and as-built documents, and evaluate monitoring data to identify potential underperforming areas that could affect a dam’s operation and integrity. Our expertise allows us to identify realistic potential failure modes and develop Dam Safety Surveillance Monitoring Plans and Reports (DSSMP/DSSMR), risk management monitoring programs, and action plans to remediate deficiencies.

Lead Consultants

  • Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E.
    Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product ...
  • Robert Annear, Ph.D., P.E.
    Robert Annear is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Oregon with more than 18 years of experience focused on the development and calibration of hydrodynamic and water quality model ...
  • Christopher Hunt, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
    Christopher Hunt is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on managing and supporting a wide variety of geotechnical and geoenvir ...
  • Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E.
    Lucas de Melo is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 17 years of experience in dam-related projects, geotechnical design and field studies, hazardous materials remediation; ...
  • Steve Layman, Ph.D.
    Steven Layman is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterization, assessment, and mitigation of impacts to water resources ...
  • Glenn Rix, Ph.D.
    Glenn Rix is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. ...
  • Jamey Rosen, P.Geo.
    Jamey Rosen is a Principal Geoscientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on information management system design and development and geographic information systems (GI ...
  • Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE
    Matthew Bardol is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of diverse environmental and water resource engineering experience, providing a breadth of technical expertise to address the m ...
  • Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
    Lelio Mejia is a Senior Principal based in Oakland, California with more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. For many years, he has focused on the challenges of ...
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Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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