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Massachusetts Dam Safety Program


Michael D. Misslin, Deputy Chief Engineer
Engineering Division
Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA 02114-2104
Phone: 617/626-4927
Fax: 617/626-1349

William C. Salomaa, Director
Office of Dam Safety
Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
Ph. 617-626-1410

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  

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


State Program Statistics

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

State-regulated dams: 1495
   High hazard potential: 296
   Significant hazard potential: 685
   Low hazard potential: 504
State dam safety FTE's: 6.7
Total Budget: $1,180,153

State-regulated dams: 1523
   High hazard potential: 303
   Significant hazard potential: 711
   Low hazard potential: 509
State dam safety FTE's: 7.7
Total Budget: $1,230,151   

State-regulated dams: 1520
   High hazard potential: 303
   Significant hazard potential: 712
   Low hazard potential: 505
State dam safety FTE's: 4.7
Total Budget: $1,250,151 

State-regulated Dams: 1627
   High hazard potential: 303 
   Significant hazard potential: 761
   Low hazard potential: 563 
Dams in inventory:  2904 
State dam Safety FTEs: 6

Dams Owned or Regulated by Federal Government: 71 

Unregulated Dams (dams under 6 ft in height or under 15 Ac ft of storage): 1206

Reports & Summaries

Massachusetts Program Performance Report

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

Laws and Regulations (1)

Laws and Regulations (2)


FTE = full time equivalent personnel  




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