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North Dakota Dam Safety Program

Contact

Karen Goff, P.E.
Dam Safety Engineer
ND State Water Commission
Water Development Division
900 East Blvd., Dept. 770
Bismarck, ND 58505

Tel: 701/328-4953
Fax: 701/328-3696



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  

North Dakota does not have a funding program to assist dam owners with repair, abandonment, or removal of dams, but it has a cost share program for political subdivisions of the state. The state will contribute a certain % of the repair or rehabilitation cost in cases of dam safety repairs. The cost share % is based on the purpose of the dam, for example a flood control project is eligible for 50% cost share, whereas a recreation project is only eligible for 33.3% cost share.
 

State Program Statistics
 

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

2012
State-regulated dams: 1208
   High hazard potential: 44
   Significant hazard potential: 89
   Low hazard potential: 1075
State dam safety FTE's: 4.5
Total Budget: $275,720

2011
State-regulated dams: 1188
   High hazard potential: 30
   Significant hazard potential: 92
   Low hazard potential: 1066
State dam safety FTE's: 4.5
Total Budget: $275,720  0

2010
State-regulated dams: 1188
   High hazard potential: 30
   Significant hazard potential: 92
   Low hazard potential: 1066
State dam safety FTE's: 4.5
Total Budget: $275,720

2008
State-regulated dams: 1165
    High hazard potential: 30
    Significant hazard potential: 94
    Low hazard potential: 1041
State dam safety FTE's: 4.5
Total Budget: $220,000

2006
State-regulated dams: 1150
    High hazard potential: 29
    Significant hazard potential: 94
    Low hazard potential: 1027
State dam safety FTE's: 4.5
Total Budget: $220,000

2005
State-regulated dams: 1140
    High hazard potential: 28
    Significant hazard potential: 92
    Low hazard potential: 1020
State dam safety FTE's: 4.5

2003
State-regulated dams: 1,779
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 772
State dam safety FTEs: 4.5

Reports & Summaries

North Dakota Program Performance Report

How Has North Dakota Used National Dam Safety Program Grants to Improve Dam Safety?

View a summary of North Dakota's dam safety laws and regulations - from Summary of State Laws and Regulations on Dam Safety (Association of State Dam Safety Officials, July 2000)

 

FTE = full time equivalent personnel  

 

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