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 Tennessee Dam Safety Program

Contact

Lyle Bentley
Chief, Dam Safety Program
TN Dept. of Environment & Conservation
6th Floor, L & C Tower
401 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1539
Tel: 615/532-0154 
Fax: 615/532-0503

 

State Program Statistics

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

2012
State-regulated dams: 660
   High hazard potential: 148
   Significant hazard potential: 207
   Low hazard potential: 305
State dam safety FTE's: 9
Total Budget: $368,900

2011
State-regulated dams: 661
   High hazard potential: 149
   Significant hazard potential: 207
   Low hazard potential: 305
State dam safety FTE's: 8
Total Budget: $362,146   

2010
State-regulated dams: 640
   High hazard potential: 150
   Significant hazard potential: 206
   Low hazard potential: 284
State dam safety FTE's: 8
Total Budget: $372,200 

2008 
State-regulated dams: 662
    High hazard potential: 150
    Significant hazard potential: 210
    Low hazard potential: 302
State dam safety FTE's: 8
Total Budget: $358,822

2006
State-regulated dams: 656
    High hazard potential: 149
    Significant hazard potential: 209
    Low hazard potential: 298
State dam safety FTE's: 8
Total Budget: $352,822

2005 
State-regulated dams: 646
    High hazard potential: 148
    Significant hazard potential: 205
    Low hazard potential: 293
State dam safety FTE's: 8

2005 fact sheet for the Tennessee dam safety program

2003 

State-regulated dams: 643
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 1,154
State dam safety FTEs: 7 
 

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  

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

Reports & Summaries

Tennessee Program Performance Report

Tennessee Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE)

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

Summary of Tennessee Dam Safety Laws and Regulations 2007

 

 

 

   

 





 

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