Civil, Site and StructuralDams and Levees

A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of water. The reservoir created upstream of the dam can provide flood control, recreation, economic possibilities, sediment storage, drinking water, and many other advantages. Safe operation and maintenance are key to sustaining these advantages and avoiding potential disaster from failures.

Across Mississippi, dams designed by Dungan Engineering are holding back millions of gallons of water for use as recreational lakes, drinking water supplies, and flood control structures. Our engineers are qualified and experienced in dam and spillway design, inspection and analysis, and repair and rehabilitation. These tasks require an immense amount of information collection and simulation — hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, historic weather data, local land use types and future weather event forecasting through the Natural Resources Conservation Services Water Resources Site Analysis Computer Program (SITES). Dungan also helps downstream communities prepare for any potential dam failures by developing emergency action plans, dam breach studies and inundation mapping completed using computer modeling data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Dungan works with our clients to determine the most cost-effective means to ensure the safety of their dam and the public living downstream of the dam. Our extensive experience in identifying, studying, and providing solutions to complex dam problems can allow our clients to have peace of mind knowing the project is in good hands. In the event of a dam breach or other failure, Dungan Engineering is always ready to promptly respond with analysis and recommended repairs.