Efficient, Safe, and Durable Infrastructure

Dams, reservoirs, and hydroelectric power plants are a critical part of our country’s infrastructure—maintaining their safety, compliance, and efficiency is crucial for the long-term success of these important assets.

Providing multiple benefits to public and private interests, dams and reservoirs also are accompanied by substantial and varied degrees of risk. Hydroelectric power plants are the dependable backbone of the power grid and the most reliable renewable generation source possible, but they require specialized engineering and regulatory support to maintain their performance and compliance.

While dams, reservoirs, and hydroelectric plants are often out of sight and mind, the general public doesn’t tend to focus on them until a disaster occurs. But at Morrison-Maierle, we can provide the expertise and resources to ensure these critical facilities serve the public faithfully for decades to come.


  • Dam safety inspections and analysis

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) independent consultant for periodic inspections, part 12D inspections

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) participation for FERC comprehensive assessments and level 2 risk analysis

  • Potential Failure Mode Analysis (PFMA) facilitation

  • Supporting Technical Information (STI) updates and analyses

  • Emergency Action Plan (EAP) updates

  • Dam failure analysis and inundation mapping

  • Hydraulic and hydrologic studies including Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) studies and Inflow Design Flood (IDF) determinations

  • Feasibility studies and alternatives analysis

  • Dam repair and upgrade engineering including concrete rehabilitation, structural analysis and design, spillway and low-level outlet gate installation, and powerhouse improvements and upgrades

  • Local, state, and federal permitting and compliance work

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