Dams are usually associated with the benefits they bring from water storage and power generation. Those benefits are often of primary importance; however, most of the nation’s—and the world’s—largest dams are multi-purpose projects featuring flood control as a major component of the design and operation of those structures. In fact, the financial feasibility of most U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dams is based on the flood control protection that will be achieved. The storage provided by large reservoirs enables the reduction of extreme peak flows, regulating water to be safely passed through the lower capacity conveyance structures located downstream of the dam.
GEI Consultants is a well-known dam engineering and dam safety firm that has completed hundreds of successful projects over the past decades. Dam engineering remains one of the company’s most prominent business practices nationwide.