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The investigations carried out were concerned with all of these items. The status of the structural safety of the dams built along the Drin and Mat rivers several decades ago was uncertain, because the design concepts and the design criteria for hydrological and seismic safety have undergone considerable changes. Moreover, much of the know-how in dam engineering in Albania has been lost due to the organizational and political changes. Therefore, in the first step, the safety of these dams was assessed, and remedial actions were proposed, where necessary, to reduce the most urgent risks. The most important observations, conclusions and recommendations of this study are discussed in the subsequent sections.