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.
The Alabama Dam Security and Safety Initiative describes the effort to establish dam safety laws and regulations in Alabama.
Pending Legislation: HB 454: Alabama Dam Inventory and Classification Act
Contact Alabama Representatives.
2009 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. Contact Alabama Representatives.
View Alabama's report in Successes and Challenges - 2002 National Dam Safety Program (Association of State Dam Safety Officials, 2002)