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 South Carolina Dam Safety Program

Contacts

 

John Poole, P.E.
Agricultural Permitting & Dam Safety
SC Dept of Health & Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201-1708

Phone: 803-898-4212

William P. Chaplin
Section Manager
Agricultural Permitting & Dam Safety
SC Dept of Health & Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201-1708
Phone: 803/898-3532
Fax: 803/898-4095

 

State Program Statistics

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

2012
State-regulated dams: 2380

   High hazard potential: 162
   Significant hazard potential: 463
   Low hazard potential: 1755
State dam safety FTE's: 2.57
Total Budget: $105,081

2011
State-regulated dams: 2380

   High hazard potential: 160
   Significant hazard potential: 459
   Low hazard potential: 1761
State dam safety FTE's: 1.58
Total Budget: $118,342

2010
State-regulated dams: 2277
   High hazard potential: 152
   Significant hazard potential: 472
   Low hazard potential: 1653
State dam safety FTE's: 2.38
Total Budget: $100,000

2008 
State-regulated dams: 2317
    High hazard potential: 153
    Significant hazard potential: 481
    Low hazard potential: 1683
State dam safety FTE's: 2.5
Total Budget: $100,000

2006 
State-regulated dams: 2317
    High hazard potential: 153
    Significant hazard potential: 481
    Low hazard potential: 1683
State dam safety FTE's: 2.5
Total Budget: N/A

2005 
State-regulated dams: 2317
    High hazard potential: 153
    Significant hazard potential: 481
    Low hazard potential: 1683
State dam safety FTE's: 2.5

View a 2005 fact sheet for the South Carolina dam safety program

2003
 
State-regulated dams: 2,304
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 2,263
State dam safety FTEs: 4.5 

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  

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

Reports & Summaries

South Carolina Program Performance Report

How Has South Carolina Used National Dam Safety Grants to Improve Dam Safety?

View a summary of South Carolina'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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