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 Vermont Dam Safety Program

Contact

Stephen Bushman, P.E.
Dam Safety Engineer
Department of Environmental Conservation
1 National Life Drive, 1 Main
Montpelier, VT 05620
Tel: 802/490-6229
Fax: 802/828-1552


 

State Program Statistics 

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

2012
State-regulated dams: 451
   High hazard potential: 40
   Significant hazard potential: 114
   Low hazard potential: 297
State dam safety FTE's: 1.75
Total Budget: $226,000

2011
State-regulated dams: 453
   High hazard potential: 39
   Significant hazard potential: 118
   Low hazard potential: 296
State dam safety FTE's: 2
Total Budget: $226,000 

2010
State-regulated dams: 454
   High hazard potential: 39
   Significant hazard potential: 118
   Low hazard potential: 297
State dam safety FTE's: 2
Total Budget: $226,000 

2008
State-regulated dams: 572
    High hazard potential: 57
    Significant hazard potential: 136
    Low hazard potential: 379
State dam safety FTE's: 2
Total Budget: $222,000

2006 
State-regulated dams: 568
   High hazard potential: 57
   Significant hazard potential: 137
   Low hazard potential: 374
State dam safety FTE's: 2.2
Total Budget: $300,000

2005
State-regulated dams: 567
    High hazard potential: 57
    Significant hazard potential: 133
    Low hazard potential: 377
State dam safety FTE's: 2.2

View a 2005 fact sheet for the Vermont dam safety program

2003 

State-regulated dams: 538
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 364
State dam safety FTEs: 2.2 

 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  

Vermont has a funding program to assist dam owners with repair, abandonment, or removal of dams. It provides for loans or grants for rehabilitation or removal. Details will be established in regulations, which are yet to be developed.
 

Reports & Summaries

Vermont Program Performance Report

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

Vermont's 2012 Infrastructure Report Card (Dams graded 'C')

View a summary of Vermont'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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