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National Dam Safety Program Annual Year in Review

The National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) is a national program that targets the improvement of dams and the safety of those who live in surrounding communities. Since it was first authorized by Congress in 1996, there have been marked improvements in the safety of many of our Nation’s dams. This is directly attributable to what NDSP has been able to achieve since its inception.

Beginning in 2012, FEMA began to highlight key NDSP accomplishments on a yearly basis to advance awareness and understanding of the important role NDSP plays to reduce risk, promote benefits, and enhance safety surrounding our Nation’s dams. The Year-in-Review provides the progress of NDSP along with important accomplishments that continue across all NDSP elements, including State assistance, research, training, and the alignment of NDSP within the emergency management and resilience frameworks.

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National Dam Safety Program - Year in Review 2017

For 30 years, the Federal government has used the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) to protect Americans from dam failure. The NDSP is a partnership of the States, Federal agencies, and other stakeholders that encourages and promotes the establishment and maintenance of effective Federal and state dam safety programs to reduce the risks to human life, property, and the environment from dam related hazards.

National Dam Safety Program - Year in Review 2016

South Carolina White Paper, DSS-WISE Lite, regional roll-out of grants, NID update, Biennial Report to Congress, NDSP overview fact sheet, and Pocket Guide update.

National Dam Safety Program - Year in Review 2014–2015

FEMA P-1073

National Dam Safety Program - Year in Review 2013

FEMA P-1038. National Dam Safety Program Year-in-Review 2013: Setting the Stage

Many important accomplishments were achieved during 2013 including participation in National Dam Safety Awareness Day and publication of the Federal Guidelines for Inundation Mapping of Flood Risks Associated with Dam Incidents and Failures (FEMA P-946).

National Dam Safety Program - Year in Review 2012

FEMA B-821. National Dam Safety Program Year-in-Review 2012: Setting the Stage

Many important accomplishments were achieved during 2012 including participation in National Dam Safety Awareness Day, publication of the new Strategic Plan, and development of a geographic information system toolset as well as Federal Guidelines for Inundation Mapping of Flood Risks Associated with Dam Incidents and Failures

Last updated August 19, 2020