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Montana Dam Safety Program


Michele Lemieux
Section Supervisor

MT Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
PO Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620-1601
Tel: 406/444-6613
Fax: 406/444-0533


State Program Statistics

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

State-regulated dams: 2899
   High hazard potential: 105
   Significant hazard potential: 163
   Low hazard potential: 2631
State dam safety FTE's: 7.3
Total Budget: $628,947

State-regulated dams: 2895
   High hazard potential: 103
   Significant hazard potential: 158
   Low hazard potential: 2634
State dam safety FTE's: 7.6
Total Budget: $620,947   

State-regulated dams: 2895
   High hazard potential: 102
   Significant hazard potential: 158
   Low hazard potential: 2635
State dam safety FTE's: 7.65
Total Budget: $620,947 

State-regulated dams: 2893
    High hazard potential: 105
    Significant hazard potential: 152
    Low hazard potential: 2636
State dam safety FTE's: 4.95
Total Budget: $455,857

State-regulated dams: 2884
    High hazard potential: 102
    Significant hazard potential: 132
    Low hazard potential: 2650
State dam safety FTE's: 4.2
Total Budget: $399,937

State-regulated dams: 2880
    High hazard potential: 102
    Significant hazard potential: 131
    Low hazard potential: 2647
State dam safety FTE's: 5.25

State-regulated dams: 2,871
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 3,522
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  

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

Publically owned dams can receive up to $100,000 grant, and low interest loans. Grants are competitively awarded for all infrastructure projects (including wastewater, drinking water etc). Privately owned dams have no grant options although loans are available.

Reports & Summaries

Montana Program Performance Report
View Montana's report in Successes and Challenges - 2002 National Dam Safety Program (Association of State Dam Safety Officials, 2002)






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