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Delaware Dam Safety

Contact

David Twing
State Dam Safety Engineer
DE Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control
2430 Old County Rd
Newark, DE 19702
Tel: 302/382-2467  
Fax: 302/834-0783

 

State Program Statistics 

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

2012
State-regulated dams: 48
   High hazard potential: 44
   Significant hazard potential: 4
   Low hazard potential: 0
State dam safety FTE's: 1.25
Total Budget: $891,500

2011
State-regulated dams: 48
   High hazard potential: 43
   Significant hazard potential: 5
   Low hazard potential: 0
State dam safety FTE's: 1.25
Total Budget: $891,500

2010
State-regulated dams: 49
   High hazard potential: 44
   Significant hazard potential: 5
   Low hazard potential: 0
State dam safety FTE's: 1.5
Total Budget: $391,500 

2008
State-regulated dams: 63
    High hazard potential: 58
    Significant hazard potential: 5
    Low hazard potential: 0
State dam safety FTE's: 1.25
Total Budget: $70,000

2006 
State-regulated dams: 37
    High hazard potential: 9
    Significant hazard potential: 27
    Low hazard potential: 1
State dam safety FTE's: .75
Total Budget: $470,000

2005 
State-regulated dams: 37
    High hazard potential: 9
    Significant hazard potential: 27
    Low hazard potential: 1
State dam safety FTE's: 0.5

2003 
State-regulated dams: 98
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 73
State dam safety FTEs: NR

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  

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

 

Reports & Summaries

Delaware Program Performance Report

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

Delaware Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE)

December 2009: New Dam Safety Regulations Adopted

View a summary of Delaware'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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