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Minnesota Dam Safety Program


Jason Boyle, P.E.
State Dam Safety Engineer
MN Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN, 55155-4032
Tel: 651/259-5715
Fax: 651/296-0445


State Program Statistics

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

State-regulated dams: 1102
   High hazard potential: 24
   Significant hazard potential: 119
   Low hazard potential: 959
State dam safety FTE's: 5.5
Total Budget: $378,000

State-regulated dams: 1115
   High hazard potential: 24
   Significant hazard potential: 121
   Low hazard potential: 970
State dam safety FTE's: 5.4
Total Budget: $378,000   

State-regulated dams: 1107
   High hazard potential: 24
   Significant hazard potential: 120
   Low hazard potential: 963
State dam safety FTE's: 5.2
Total Budget: $378,000 

State-regulated dams: 1151
    High hazard potential: 23
    Significant hazard potential: 125
    Low hazard potential: 1003
State dam safety FTE's: 3.4
Total Budget: $305,000

State-regulated dams: 1280
    High hazard potential: 39
    Significant hazard potential: 154
    Low hazard potential: 1087
State dam safety FTE's: 3.4

2005 fact sheet for the Minnesota dam safety program


State-regulated dams: 852
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 932
State dam safety FTEs: 2.2 

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  

Minnesota has a funding program to assist dam owners with repair, abandonment, or removal of dams, but loans and grants are available for publicly owned dams only.

Reports & Summaries

Minnesota Program Performance Report





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