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Nevada Dam Safety Program


Robert K. Martinez, P.E.
Chief, Engineering & Dam Safety
NV Division of Water Resources
901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 2002
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775/684-2844
Fax: 775/684-2810  


State Program Statistics

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

State-regulated dams: 661
   High hazard potential: 150
   Significant hazard potential: 118
   Low hazard potential: 393
State dam safety FTE's: 2.35
Total Budget: $230,604

State-regulated dams: 653
   High hazard potential: 148
   Significant hazard potential: 115
   Low hazard potential: 390
State dam safety FTE's: 2.35
Total Budget: $230,604   

State-regulated dams: 662
   High hazard potential: 152
   Significant hazard potential: 130
   Low hazard potential: 380
State dam safety FTE's: 2.25
Total Budget: $204,500 

State-regulated dams: 766
    High hazard potential: 162
    Significant hazard potential: 143
    Low hazard potential: 461 
State dam safety FTE's: 2
Total Budget: $258,012

State-regulated dams: 672
    High hazard potential: 157
    Significant hazard potential: 131
    Low hazard potential: 384 
State dam safety FTE's: 2
Total Budget: $197,304

State-regulated dams: 637
    High hazard potential: 147
    Significant hazard potential: 124
    Low hazard potential: 366
State dam safety FTE's: 2

State-regulated dams: 592
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 323
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  

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

Reports & Summaries

Nevada Program Performance Report

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

Nevada Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE)

Nevada Dam Safety Statutes

View a summary of Nevada'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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