Reclamation owns 491 dams, which impound 338 reservoirs with a total water storage capacity of over 140 million acre-feet. Reclamation and its operating entities are responsible for day-to-day operation and maintenance activities to ensure the continued structural integrity and operational reliability of these facilities. The Asset Management Division’s Operation and Maintenance Branch is responsible for the oversight of the operation and maintenance of Reclamation’s dams, including High- and Significant-Hazard dams. The Dam Program provides Reclamation-wide policy, guidance, and coordination of dam and levee operations and maintenance activities.
Grand Coulee Dam, Washington
- Benchmarking Operation and Maintenance of Water Storage Facilities
- Water Operation and Maintenance Bulletins
- Water Operation and Maintenance Bulletin No. 146: Guidelines for Testing Gates and Valves at Major Facilities
- Facilities Instructions, Standards and Techniques (FIST) Manuals
- See WTR P05, “Working with Water and/or Power Contractors During Formulation of Operation and Maintenance Programs, and Providing Quality Service to Contractors During Current Year Program Activities,” for review.
- See FAC 01-07, “Review/Examination Program for High- and Significant-Hazard Dams," for review.
- See FAC 01-04, “Review of Operation and Maintenance (RO&M) Program Examination of Associated Facilities (Facilities Other Than High- and Significant-Hazard Dams),” for review.
- See FAC TRMR-66, “Operating Practices and Procedures for High- and Significant-Hazard Dams (and other facilities, as applicable),” for review.
- Standing Operating Procedures Guide for Dams, Reservoirs and Power Facilities 1996, Revised 2001
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