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 Wisconsin Dam Safety Program

 

Contacts

William Sturtevant
State Dam Safety Engineer
WI Dept of Natural Resources
GEF 2, WT/3
101 S. Webster
Madison, WI 53707-7921
Tel: 608/266-8033
Fax: 608/267-2800

Laurel Steffes
Policy Initiatives Advisor-Exec
Tel: 608/266-8109

 

State Program Statistics 

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

2012
State-regulated dams: 953
   High hazard potential: 188
   Significant hazard potential: 170
   Low hazard potential: 595
State dam safety FTE's: 6.25
Total Budget: $752,000

2011
State-regulated dams: 953
   High hazard potential: 188
   Significant hazard potential: 170
   Low hazard potential: 595
State dam safety FTE's: 6.25
Total Budget: $752,000  

2010
State-regulated dams: 953
   High hazard potential: 188
   Significant hazard potential: 170
   Low hazard potential: 595
State dam safety FTE's: 6.25
Total Budget: $752,000

2008
State-regulated dams: 3653
    High hazard potential: 189
    Significant hazard potential: 170
    Low hazard potential: 3294
State dam safety FTE's: 6.25
Total Budget: $713,500

2006
State-regulated dams: 3749
    High hazard potential: 211
    Significant hazard potential: 188
    Low hazard potential: 3350
State dam safety FTE's: 6.25
Total Budget: $537,500

2005 
State-regulated dams: 3571
    High hazard potential: 214
    Significant hazard potential: 190
    Low hazard potential: 3167
State dam safety FTE's: 6.25

2005 fact sheet for the Wisconsin dam safety program

2003
State-regulated dams: 3,402
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 1,291
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  

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

The state has established grant programs to fund repair, reconstruction or removal of municipally owned dams and removal of small dams (including private owners) or dams that have been abandoned by their owners. These programs have not received new funding since 2001 and the majority of funds are committed to
projects or have been expended. There has been a state budget proposal to refund the program at $3 M per biennium. 

Publicly Owned Dams:
Fund Amount: $66,394,447
Amount Committed: $26,000,000
Privately Owned Dams:
Fund Amount: $47,517,500
Amount Committed: $9,000,000

 

Reports & Summaries

Wisconsin Program Performance Report

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

Wisconsin Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE)

Dam Safety in Wisconsin (2004): A look at dam safety programs and practices in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

View a summary of Wisconsin'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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