Alabama Dam Safety Program
Leslie A. Durham, P.E.
AL Department of Economic & Community Affairs
Office of Water Resources
401 Adams Avenue
P.O. Box 5696
Montgomery, AL 36104-5690
Alabama Dept of Economic and Community Affairs
Alabama currently has no dam safety legislation or formal dam safety program.
Pending Legislation: HB 454: Alabama Dam Inventory and Classification Act
2013 National Inventory of Dams*
State Dam Loan/Grant Funding Program
Alabama does not have a funding program to assist dam owners with repair, abandonment, or removal of dams.
HB 454: Alabama Dam Inventory and Classification Act
Filed by Rep. Randy Wood (R-Anniston) in February 2008, HB 454 would establish an inventory of the state's dams. Co-sponsors are state Reps. Greg Canfield, R-Vestavia Hills, Mac McCutcheon, R-Capshaw, Richard Laird, D-Roanoke, Duwayne Bridges, R-Valley, and Lea Fite, D-Jacksonville. The bill was assigned to the House Commerce Committee on Feb. 14. A public hearing was held March 12.
View Alabama's report in Successes and Challenges - 2002 National Dam Safety Program (Association of State Dam Safety Officials, 2002)