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 Iowa Dam Safety Program

Contact

Ms. Lori McDaniel
Supervisor
IA Department of Natural Resources
Water Resources Section
Wallace Building, 900 E. Grand
Des Moines, IA 50319
Tel: 515/281-8094

 

State Program Statistics

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

2012
State-regulated dams: 3768
   High hazard potential: 91
   Significant hazard potential: 221
   Low hazard potential: 3456
State dam safety FTE's: 3
Total Budget: $140,000

2011
State-regulated dams: 3768
   High hazard potential: 91
   Significant hazard potential: 221
   Low hazard potential: 3456
State dam safety FTE's: 3
Total Budget: $140,000 

2010
State-regulated dams: 3767
   High hazard potential: 90
   Significant hazard potential: 221
   Low hazard potential: 3456
State dam safety FTE's: 2.25
Total Budget: $274,777 

2008
State-regulated dams: 3325
    High hazard potential: 83
    Significant hazard potential: 193
    Low hazard potential: 3049
State dam safety FTE's: 1.25
Total Budget: $20,000

2006 
State-regulated dams: 3325
    High hazard potential: 83
    Significant hazard potential: 193
    Low hazard potential: 3049
State dam safety FTE's: 1.75
Total Budget: $57,000

2005
State-regulated dams: 3469
    High hazard potential: 78
    Significant hazard potential: 191
    Low hazard potential: 3200
State dam safety FTE's: 1.25

2003
State-regulated dams: 3,311
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 3,233
State dam safety FTEs: 0.75 

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  

Iowa does not have a funding program to assist dam owners with repair, abandonment, or removal of dams.


Reports & Summaries

Iowa Program Performance Report

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

View a summary of Iowa'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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