Christensen Associates Inc (CAI)

Christensen Associates Inc (CAI)

Dam Safety and Compliance Service


As our nation’s dams age, owners face the challenges of extending the service lives of these valuable assets for future generations.  This ongoing process involves keeping up with changes in dam safety regulations and technology while at the same time controlling operations and maintenance costs.  In addition, new FERC term limits for independent dam safety inspectors have mandated changes in personnel responsible for monitoring safety of hydropower facilities.

CAI provides clients with up-to-date dam safety compliance know-how gained on engineering design and dam safety monitoring of many large and small concrete and earthfill dams in the United States and overseas.


Through our extensive project experience, network of industry experts and ongoing professional relationships with regulatory agency personnel we help our clients to keep abreast of dam safety issues and avoid unforeseen operating constraints, compliance issues or facility modification expenses.


Dam Safety and Compliance Expertise:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • FERC Part 12 dam safety inspections and reports
  • Dam Safety Performance Monitoring Plans (DSPMP)
  • Probable Failure Mode Analyses (PFMA)
  • Spillway PMF hydrology
  • Seismicity evaluation and structural behavior
  • Dam instrumentation
  • Emergency action plans (EAP)

Representative Project Experience

  • New Bullards Bar Spillway Gates - Seismic Retrofit , Yuba County Water Agency, CA
  • Little Grass Valley Dam and Miners Ranch Dam - Seismological Investigations, South Feather Water and Power Agency, CA
  • New Bullards Bar Dam Structural Monitoring, Yuba County Water Agency, CA
  • Enloe Dam- Stability analysis and supporting design report, Okanogan County Public Utility District, WA
  • Mayfield Dam - 3D stability analyses, Tacoma Power, WA
  • Buchanan Dam - Stability analyses, Lower Colorado River Authority, TX

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