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Model State Dam Safety Program

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There is great variance in the effectiveness of state dam safety programs. Although some of this variance may be appropriate as each state must address its dam safety needs and responsibilities in its own way, some state programs are not considered adequate. Many unsafe dams also have been identified and required remedial action has not been implemented. The Model State Dam Safety Program was first developed in 1987, updated in 1997, and updated again in 2006 to assist state officials in initiating or improving their state programs. The document outlines the key components of an effective dam safety program and provides guidance on the development of more effective and sustainable state programs to eliminate the risks created by unsafe dams.

SizePublication Date
FEMA 316 CD, Model State Dam Safety Program
July 1, 2007