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Arizona Dam Safety Program

Johnson, Michael J. Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Director for Engineering & Permits
AZ Department of Water Resources
3550 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85012
(602) 771-8649 Surface Water Division

(602) 771-8686 Fax
 

 

Statistics

2012
State-regulated dams: 255
    High hazard potential: 106
    Significant hazard potential: 34
    Low hazard potential: 115
State dam safety FTE's: 5.75
Total Budget: $833,500

2011
State-regulated dams: 247
    High hazard potential: 101
    Significant hazard potential: 30
    Low hazard potential: 116
State dam safety FTE's: 5.5
Total Budget: $476,000

2010
State-regulated dams: 244
    High hazard potential: 102
    Significant hazard potential: 30
    Low hazard potential: 112 
State dam safety FTE's: 5.5
Total Budget: $476,000

2008
State-regulated dams: 252
    High hazard potential: 100
    Significant hazard potential: 36
    Low hazard potential: 116 
State dam safety FTE's: 6
Total Budget: $540,827

2006
State-regulated dams: 251
    High hazard potential: 94
    Significant hazard potential: 41
    Low hazard potential: 116 
State dam safety FTE's: 7.3
Total Budget: $711,028

2005
State-regulated dams: 252
    High hazard potential: 93
    Significant hazard potential: 39
    Low hazard potential: 120
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 334
State dam safety FTE's: 9

2003
State-regulated dams: 261
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 335
State dam safety FTEs: 6

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  

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

The dam repair fund consists of of monies appropriated by the legislature and monies collected for application and inspection fees. Owners of unsafe dams are eligible for grants or loans.   
 

 

Reports & Summaries

Arizona Program Performance Report

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

View a summary of Arizona'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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