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Idaho Dam Safety Program

Contact

John Falk
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Dam Safety Manager
322 East Front Street
Boise, ID 83720-0098
Tel: 208/287-4927 (direct) or 208/287-4800 (Water Resource Board)

 

State Program Statistics

 
NOTE: Hazard Rating refers to consequences of a dam's failure, not the condition of the dam.
 

2012
State-regulated dams: 599
   High hazard potential: 94
   Significant hazard potential: 155
   Low hazard potential: 350
State dam safety FTE's: 2
Total Budget: $242,678
 
2011
State-regulated dams: 596
   High hazard potential: 114
   Significant hazard potential: 148
   Low hazard potential: 334
State dam safety FTE's: 2
Total Budget: $240,249
 
2010
State-regulated dams: 596
   High hazard potential: 114
   Significant hazard potential: 148
   Low hazard potential: 334
State dam safety FTE's: 2
Total Budget: $243,076 

2008
State-regulated dams: 569
    High hazard potential: 107
    Significant hazard potential: 149
    Low hazard potential: 313 
State dam safety FTE's: 3.5
Total Budget: $231,000

2006
State-regulated dams: 569
    High hazard potential: 107
    Significant hazard potential: 147
    Low hazard potential: 313
State dam safety FTE's: 7.5
Total Budget: $249,294

2005
State-regulated dams: 430
    High hazard potential: 96
    Significant hazard potential: 141
    Low hazard potential: 193
State dam safety FTE's: 7.5

2003 
State-regulated dams: 439
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 360
State dam safety FTEs: 7.5 

FTE = full time equivalent personnel  



2013 National Inventory of Dams*

*The NID includes dams more than 25' in height or storing more than 50 acre-ft, or classified as HH or SH potential.


State Dam Loan/Grant Funding Program  

Idaho has a funding program to assist dam owners with repair, abandonment, or removal of dams.

The state Water Resources Board can provide loans and grants to deserving owners. However, the program is NOT dedicated exclusively to dams and reservoirs, but instead includes ALL water development projects and concepts. All awards and/or loans are competitive based on perceived benefit(s) to life, property and  economic improvement.

Reports & Summaries

Idaho Program Performance Report

Idaho Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE)

How Has Idaho Used National Dam Safety Program Grants to Improve Dam Safety?

View a summary of Idaho's dam safety laws and regulations - from Summary of State Laws and Regulations on Dam Safety (Association of State Dam Safety Officials, July 2000) 

 

 

 


 

   

 

 

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