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 Texas Dam Safety Program


Warren D. Samuelson, P.E.
Dam Safety Program Coordinator
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P. O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel: 512/239-5195
Fax: 512/239-0404


State Program Statistics 

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

State-regulated dams: 7136
   High hazard potential: 1054
   Significant hazard potential: 703
   Low hazard potential: 5379
State dam safety FTE's: 29
Total Budget: $1,804,270

State-regulated dams: 7122
   High hazard potential: 1048
   Significant hazard potential: 725
   Low hazard potential: 5349
State dam safety FTE's: 29
Total Budget: $2,104,634   

State-regulated dams: 7211
   High hazard potential: 1023
   Significant hazard potential: 762
   Low hazard potential: 5426
State dam safety FTE's: 38
Total Budget: $2,250,170 

State-regulated dams: 7149
    High hazard potential: 964
    Significant hazard potential: 779
    Low hazard potential: 5406
State dam safety FTE's: 15
Total Budget: $911,410

State-regulated dams: 7202
    High hazard potential: 837
    Significant hazard potential: 773
    Low hazard potential: 5592
State dam safety FTE's: 7
Total Budget: $350,000

State-regulated dams: 7022
    High hazard potential: 815
    Significant hazard potential: 758
    Low hazard potential: 5449
State dam safety FTE's: 7

State-regulated dams: 8,060
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 6,838
State dam safety FTEs: 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  

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

Reports & Summaries

Texas Program Performance Report

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

Texas 2012 Infrastructure Report Card & Dams Fact Sheet (ASCE)

EmerEEUpdate on Texas Dam Safety, Sept. 2009

Emergency Action Planning Regulations in Texas

Summary of Texas Dam Safety Laws and Regulations 2007













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