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About Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise

The Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise (DSMMCX) is co-located with the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Dam Safety Production Center (DSPC) at the USACE, Huntington District Headquarters in Huntington, West Virginia. It was established in accordance with Operation Order 2011-14, along with the seven regional Dam Safety Production Centers, to develop the “expertise to deliver dam safety modifications, so critical to the continued safe operation” of the USACE inventory of dams. Roles and responsibilities for the DSMMCX are laid out in ER 10-1-51, 28 September 2012.


“The USACE Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise (DSMMCX) provides technical advice, oversight, review and production capability for all aspects of dam modification projects across USACE.”



  • Provide oversight for the execution of dam safety modifications
  • Conduct Agency Technical Reviews of non-routine dam safety products
  • Ensure consistency and lessons learned throughout USACE
  • Facilitate workforce and workload alignment across Dam Safety Production Centers
  • Collaborate with HQ in developing and conducting training related to dam safety

Regional Dam Safety Production Centers

  • Responsible for all Regional Dam Safety Modification Reports and complex non-routine dam safety products
  • Provide lead engineers for dam safety modification projects