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National Dam Safety Program Annual Year in Review

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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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Icon for file of type application/pdf2017 Year-in-Review

Lake Oroville Dam spillway failure, 2017-2021 NDSP Strategic Plan, EMI courses, cooperative technical partnership with ASDSO, and Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina Dam Risk Management Assessment Report (FEMA P-1090).

0.41MOctober 24, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdf2016 Year-in-Review

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.

0.59MOctober 24, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdf2014–2015 Year-in-Review (FEMA P-1073)

Traditionally, the NDSP releases an annual Year-in-Review report. This document is a compilation of the past two years: Fiscal Years (FY)14 and FY15. The review serves as a report out to the public regarding the current status of Dam Safety Program elements. FEMA NDSP plays an important role in safeguarding the United States while reducing risk, promoting benefits, and enhancing community security of dams. This document highlights the accomplishments that have come to fruition through these efforts. FY14 and FY15 were both banner years, continuing the upwards trend in the sustainability of our dam safety infrastructure.

3.78MJuly 1, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdf2013 Annual Year-in-Review (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).

1.42MSeptember 1, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdf2012 Annual Year-in-Review (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

0.62MJuly 1, 2013