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Louisiana Dam Safety Program

Contact

Zahir "Bo" Bolourchi, P. E.
Director
LA Dept. of Transportation & Development
Public Works & Water Resources Programs
P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245
Tel: 225/379-3009
Fax: 225/379-3001

 

State Program Statistics

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

2012
State-regulated dams: 548
   High hazard potential: 38
   Significant hazard potential: 66
   Low hazard potential: 444
State dam safety FTE's: 5.2
Total Budget: $855,310

2011
State-regulated dams: 548
   High hazard potential: 36
   Significant hazard potential: 67
   Low hazard potential: 445
State dam safety FTE's: 5.2
Total Budget: $800,909

2010
State-regulated dams: 562
   High hazard potential: 34
   Significant hazard potential: 71
   Low hazard potential: 457
State dam safety FTE's: 5.2
Total Budget: $
845,611

2008
State-regulated dams: 543
    High hazard potential: 31
    Significant hazard potential: 69
    Low hazard potential: 443
State dam safety FTE's: 6
Total Budget: $421,120

2006
State-regulated dams: 540
     High hazard potential: 28
     Significant hazard potential: 69
     Low hazard potential: 443
State dam safety FTE's: 8
Total Budget: $480,316

2005 
State-regulated dams: 534
    High hazard potential: 29
    Significant hazard potential: 65
    Low hazard potential: 440
State dam safety FTE's: 8

2003 
State-regulated dams: 304
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 391
State dam safety FTEs: 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  

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


Reports & Summaries

Louisiana Program Performance Report

How Has Louisiana Used National Dam Safety Proram Grants to Improve Dam Safety?

Louisiana Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE)

View a summary of Louisiana'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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