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 Washington Dam Safety Program


WA Department of Ecology
Dam Safety Section
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA  98504-7600
Tel: 360/407-7122
Fax: 360/407-6574

Gus Ordonez
Acting Lead Engineer 
(360) 407-6619)

Ann-Marie Sweeten
Acting Section Head 
(360) 407-6653)

Dam Safety Staff Roster


State Program Statistics

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

State-regulated dams: 1035
   High hazard potential: 178
   Significant hazard potential: 209
   Low hazard potential: 648
State dam safety FTE's: 8.5
Total Budget: $1,319,105

State-regulated dams: 1030
   High hazard potential: 179
   Significant hazard potential: 206
   Low hazard potential: 645
State dam safety FTE's: 8.5
Total Budget: $1,330,303 

State-regulated dams: 1022
   High hazard potential: 177
   Significant hazard potential: 204
   Low hazard potential: 641
State dam safety FTE's: 9.8
Total Budget: $,1412,824 

State-regulated dams: 987
    High hazard potential: 160
    Significant hazard potential: 201
    Low hazard potential: 626
State dam safety FTE's: 7.8
Total Budget: $1,038,401

State-regulated dams: 950
    High hazard potential: 145
    Significant hazard potential: 192
    Low hazard potential: 613
State dam safety FTE's: 7.8
Total Budget: $938,952

State-regulated dams: 954
    High hazard potential: 145
    Significant hazard potential: 196
    Low hazard potential: 613
State dam safety FTE's: 8.2

View a 2005 fact sheet for the Washington dam safety program


State-regulated dams: 653
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 903
State dam safety FTEs: 6.5 

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  

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

Reports & Summaries

Washington Program Performance Report

How Has Washington Used National Dam Safety Program grants to Improve Dam Safety?

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

May 2013: Washington ASCE Report Card on Dams






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