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Dam Safety in the United States: A Progress Report on the National Dam Safety Program

The Dam Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-460) requires the FEMA Administrator to submit a report to Congress that:

  1. Describes the status of the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP);
  2. Describes the progress achieved by Federal agencies during the two preceding fiscal years (FYs) in implementing the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety;
  3. Describes the progress achieved in dam safety by States participating in the Program; and
  4. Includes recommendations for legislative and other action that the Administrator considers necessary.

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The National Dam Safety Program Biennial Report to the United States Congress, Fiscal Years 2016-2017

All goals and objectivevs from the NDSP strategic plan have been met for the reporting period. Throughout this report, activities perfromed that were related to accomplishing an overall goal or specific objective have been noted.

The National Dam Safety Program Biennial Report to the United States Congress, Fiscal Years 2014–2015

In fiscal years 2014 and 2015, the NDSP was guided by FEMA P-916, Strategic Plan for the National Dam Safety Program Fiscal Years 2012 through 2016. All goals and objectives from the NDSP strategic plan have been met for the reporting period. Throughout this report, activities performed that were related to accomplishing an overall goal or a specific objective have been noted.

Dam Safety in the United States: A Progress Report on the National Dam Safety Program Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013

In FY 2012 and 2013, the NDSP was guided by FEMA P-916, Strategic Plan for the National Dam Safety Program Fiscal Years 2012 through 2016. The progress that has been made in dam safety and in achieving the five goals set forth in the Strategic Plan during FY 2012 and 2013 is described in this report.

Dam Safety in the United States: A Progress Report on the National Dam Safety Program Fiscal Years 2008-2011

This report describes the progress of the NDSP in FY 2008–2011. The final chapter includes strategies for strengthening the Program.

Dam Safety in the United States: A Progress Report on the National Dam Safety Program Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007

This biennial report describes the progress of the NDSP in FY 2006 and 2007. This report also focuses on what must be accomplished over the short- and long-term to protect the American public from dam failure, including legislative changes to be implemented in the next reauthorization of the NDSP.

Dam Safety and Security in the United States: A Progress Report on the National Dam Safety Program in Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003

The Years 2002 and 2003 have been marked by significant accomplishments in national dam safety and security. Many of the accomplishments are the results of strategies and initiatives envisioned or implemented in 1998 and 1999, the first 2 years of National Dam Safety Program funding. Under the leadership of FEMA, state assistance funds have enabled all participating states to better their programs through increased inspections, emergency action planning, and the purchase of needed equipment. There is now a national research program in dam safety that is focusing on priorities, producing products for both the layperson and the expert, and developing technological tools that drive data collection and analysis toward a better understanding of risk and remediation needs.

Last updated August 19, 2020