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New Mexico Dam Safety Program

Contact

Charles Thompson
Dam Safety Bureau Chief
Office of the State Engineer
P.O. Box 25102
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Tel: 505/383-4134
Fax: 505/827-6068

 

 

State Program Statistics

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

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2012
State-regulated dams: 300
    High hazard potential: 154
    Significant hazard potential: 56
    Low hazard potential: 90
State dam safety FTE's: 6
Total Budget: $533,290

2011
State-regulated dams: 307
    High hazard potential: 151
    Significant hazard potential: 66
    Low hazard potential: 90
State dam safety FTE's: 6
Total Budget: $544,322 

2008 
State-regulated dams: 398
    High hazard potential: 181
    Significant hazard potential: 88
    Low hazard potential: 129
State dam safety FTE's: 6
Total Budget: $501,822

2006  
State-regulated dams: 396
    High hazard potential: 177
    Significant hazard potential: 88
    Low hazard potential: 131
State dam safety FTE's: 6
Total Budget: $484,411

2005 
State-regulated dams: 393
    High hazard potential: 170
    Significant hazard potential: 92
    Low hazard potential: 131
State dam safety FTE's: 6

2003 
State-regulated dams: 382
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 525
State dam safety FTEs: 5.5 


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  

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

Owner must be a political subdivision of the state. Funds are not permanent and each year additional capital improvement funds are requested for dams but not always approved.
 

Reports & Summaries

New Mexico Program Performance Report

How Has New Mexico Used National Dam Safety Program Grants to Improve Dam Safety?

New Mexico Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE)

View a summary of New Mexico'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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