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New York Dam Safety Program 


Alon Dominitz
NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Program Resources and Flood Protection
Dam Safety Section
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3507
Tel: 518/402-8130
Fax: 518/402-9029


State Program Statistics 

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

State-regulated dams: 5736
   High hazard potential: 394
   Significant hazard potential: 705
   Low hazard potential: 4637
State dam safety FTE's: 10.17
Total Budget: $1,461,541

State-regulated dams: 5726
   High hazard potential: 396
   Significant hazard potential: 713
   Low hazard potential: 4617
State dam safety FTE's: 12.49
Total Budget: $1,386,500   

State-regulated dams: 5171
   High hazard potential: 394
   Significant hazard potential: 731
   Low hazard potential: 4046
State dam safety FTE's: 11.15
Total Budget: $1,340,000 

State-regulated dams: 5624
    High hazard potential:390
    Significant hazard potential: 750
    Low hazard potential: 4484
State dam safety FTE's: 13.35
Total Budget: $1,644,323

State-regulated dams: 5060
    High hazard potential: 386
    Significant hazard potential: 762
    Low hazard potential: 3912
State dam safety FTE's: 10.75
Total Budget: $1,006,732

State-regulated dams: 1861
    High hazard potential: 384
    Significant hazard potential: 757
    Low hazard potential: 720
State dam safety FTE's: 8.21

State-regulated dams: 5,021
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 1,891
State dam safety FTEs: 6.32 

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

This includes a competitive reimbursement grant program for municipal dam owners.


Reports & Summaries

New York Program Performance Report

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

Summary of New York's Dam Safety Laws and Regulations 2007

NY Dam Inventory







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