State Map

California Dam Safety Program

Contact

David A. Gutierrez
Chief, Division of Safety of Dams
California Department of Water Resources
2200 X Street, Ste 200
Sacramento, CA  95818
Tel: 916-227-9800
Fax: 916-227-4756

 

 

State Program Statistics

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

2012
State-regulated dams: 1248
   High hazard potential: 685
   Significant hazard potential: 276
   Low hazard potential: 287
State dam safety FTE's: 60
Total Budget: $11,185,000

2011
State-regulated dams: 1254
   High hazard potential: 690
   Significant hazard potential: 278
   Low hazard potential: 286
State dam safety FTE's: 60
Total Budget: $11,142,000

2010
State-regulated dams: 1254
   High hazard potential: 690
   Significant hazard potential: 278
   Low hazard potential: 286
State dam safety FTE's: 60
Total Budget: $
10,632,827              


2008
State-regulated dams: 1247
     High hazard potential: 688
     Significant hazard potential: 274
     Low hazard potential: 285
State dam safety FTE's: 60
Total Budget: $10,206,000

2006
State-regulated dams: 1273
     High hazard potential: 341
     Significant hazard potential: 720
     Low hazard potential: 212
State dam safety FTE's: 58
Total Budget: $9,190,000

2005
State-regulated dams: 1253
    High hazard potential: 334
    Significant hazard potential: 708
    Low hazard potential: 211
State dam safety FTE's: 60

View a 2005 fact sheet for the California dam safety program.

2003

State-regulated dams: 1,213
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 523
State dam safety FTEs: 65

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 

California has a funding program to assist dam owners with repair, abandonment, or removal of dams.

On occasion bond funds are available for a variety of water supply and water quality projects. The last funding available was through proposition 13, the Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection and Flood Protection Act which authorized $1.97 billion in bonds. Dam safety improvements were made as part of these grant which in turn made improvements to conjunctive water supply.
 

 

Reports & Summaries

California Program Performance Report

California Infrastructure Report Card 2012 (ASCE)

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

View a summary of California's dam safety laws and regulations - from Summary of State Laws and Regulations on Dam Safety (Association of State Dam Safety Officials, July 2000, and updated by the California Division of Safety of Dams, December 2011).

 

 

 

   

 

 

 


/media/Documents/STATE_INFO/State%20Performance%20Data/Grants/California.pdf

Association of State Dam Safety Officials, 450 Old Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 | 859/550-2788 | info@damsafety.org

Copyright © 2017. Association of State Dam Safety Officials. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Statement | Disclaimer
Site designed and programmed by Hammond Communications Group, Inc.