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Mississippi Dam Safety Program

Contact

Dusty Myers, P.E.
Drillers Licensing and Dam Safety Division
MS Dept. of Environmental Quality
P. O. Box 2309
Jackson, MS 39225-2309

Phone: (601) 961-5207
Fax: (601) 961-5228
dusty_myers@deq.state.ms.us

 

State Program Statistics

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

2012
State-regulated dams: 3836
   High hazard potential: 266
   Significant hazard potential: 64
   Low hazard potential: 3506
State dam safety FTE's: 4
Total Budget: $488,173

2011
State-regulated dams: 3828
   High hazard potential: 256
   Significant hazard potential: 67
   Low hazard potential: 3505
State dam safety FTE's: 4
Total Budget: $266,775    

2010
State-regulated dams: 3743
   High hazard potential: 255
   Significant hazard potential: 67
   Low hazard potential: 3451
State dam safety FTE's: 4
Total Budget: $270,690 
  

2008
State-regulated dams: 3735
    High hazard potential: 261
    Significant hazard potential: 84
    Low hazard potential: 3390
State dam safety FTE's: 3.8
Total Budget: $269,591

2006 
State-regulated dams: 3698
    High hazard potential: 258
    Significant hazard potential: 94
    Low hazard potential: 3346
State dam safety FTE's: 4.3
Total Budget: $62,079

View a 2005 fact sheet on the Mississippi dam safety program

2003
 
State-regulated dams: 3,550
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 3,303
State dam safety FTEs: 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  

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

Reports & Summaries

Mississippi Program Performance Report

2012 Mississippi Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE)

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

Summary of Mississippi's Dam Safety Laws and Regulations (2007)

 

 

 
   

 

 

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