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MWH, now part of Stantec, is comprised of global offices in 35 countries and operating on six continents. Choose a regional site highlighting local services, experience and experts.

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Dam Engineering

Dam Engineering MWHOur multi-disciplinary expertise includes planning, design and construction management for all types of structures designed to store, regulate or deliver water for hydropower and water resources including water supply, flood control, raw water storage, recreation and environmental purposes. MWH, now part of Stantec, brings a reputation for innovative, quality engineering for all types of dam projects from dam design and upgrade to rehabilitation and safety, including earth and rock-fill dams, concrete dams, roller compacted dams and rubber dams.


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Our Recent Dam Experience

San Vicente Dam Raise

The largest RCC dam raise in the world ensuring a long-term sustainable and dependable water supply for the San Diego region.

San Diego, California, USA

Wanapum Dam Spillway Project

When a crack in the spillway was discovered, MWH was immediately engaged to help solve the crisis as safely and quickly as possible.

Vantage, Washington, USA

Meet our MWH Expert

Mike Rogers MWHMike Rogers brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to the role of global dams practice leader. Rogers’ expertise and leadership skills have played a significant role in some of MWH’s most noteworthy and award-winning dam projects, including the Big Bear Valley Dam rehabilitation project for the Big Bear Municipal Water District (Calif.) and the San Vicente Dam Raise project as part of the San Diego County Water Authority’s Emergency Water Storage Project (Calif.). He has also served in a variety of leadership roles at industry-related organizations, including president of the U.S. Society of Dams and vice president of the International Commission on Large Dams.

Learn more about his insights in “Reaching New Heights at San Vicente“.


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Our Capabilities

Regulatory Requirements, Planning and Permitting

With effective and efficient project planning, MWH experts provide comprehensive services and expertise in regulatory requirements, planning and permitting to ensure project success, with services including:

  • Expertise in local, state and international regulatory requirements
  • Public outreach
  • Evaluation of electrical, mechanical and instrumentation needs


Environmental Engineering Services

Whether building new, or improving existing facilities, our sustainable engineering solutions minimize the impact projects have on the environment including:

  • Environmental impact assessment and study
  • Feasibility studies
  • Recreation planning


Preliminary and Detailed Dam Design

Our multi-disciplinary design team blends expertise and proven reputation for innovative, quality design for each dam project regardless of size, including:

  • Spillway and outlet works
  • Intakes, tunnels and penstocks design
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stabilization
  • Dam raising
  • Staged development
  • Hydraulic and hydrology analysis and design
  • Geotechnical analysis and design
  • Stability improvements
  • Inflow design and flood evaluation
  • Finite element stress analysis
  • Seepage evaluation and control


Dam Safety and Inspection

Safety is at the forefront of not only our project management, but also project design and implementation, essential and integral to dam projects, including:

  • Dam safety inspection
  • FERC Part 12 Dam Safety inspections and reports
  • Developing complete dam safety programs and training
  • Hazard rating
  • Analyzing structural adequacy, stability and integrity


Construction and Construction Management

We offer a full range of high-value, “start-to-finish” pre-construction, construction and construction management services for dams projects. View more on Construction Management.