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Michigan Dam Safety Program

Contact

Byron Lane
Chief
Hydrologic Studies and Dam Safety Unit
Michigan Department of Environmental
Quality
Tel: 517/281-6821

Fax: 517/241-0275

 

State Dam Safety Statutes & Regulations

Part 315 Rules - Dam Safety

Michigan Compiled Laws, Part 315 - Dam Safety

 

State Program Statistics 

NOTE: Hazard Rating refers to consequences of a dam's failure, not the condition of the dam. 

2012
State-regulated dams: 1019
   High hazard potential: 88
   Significant hazard potential: 132
   Low hazard potential: 799
State dam safety FTE's: 3.5
Total Budget: $321,600

2011
State-regulated dams: 1019
   High hazard potential: 88
   Significant hazard potential: 131
   Low hazard potential: 800
State dam safety FTE's: 3.5
Total Budget: $304,000  $

2010
State-regulated dams: 1018
   High hazard potential: 88
   Significant hazard potential: 130
   Low hazard potential: 800
State dam safety FTE's: 3.6
Total Budget: $321,240 

2008 
State-regulated dams: 1034
    High hazard potential: 84
    Significant hazard potential: 138
    Low hazard potential: 812
State dam safety FTE's: 3.1
Total Budget: $295,000

2006
State-regulated dams: 1034
    High hazard potential: 84
    Significant hazard potential: 138
    Low hazard potential: 812
State dam safety FTE's: 3.1
Total Budget: $255,400

2005
State-regulated dams: 987
    High hazard potential: 79
    Significant hazard potential: 133
    Low hazard potential: 775
State dam safety FTE's: 2.8

View a 2005 fact sheet for the Michigan dam safety program

2003 
State-regulated dams: 1,156
Dams in National Inventory of Dams: 873
State dam safety FTEs: 4.5 
 

FTE = full time equivalent personnel  



2013 National Inventory of Dams*

*The NID includes dams more than 25' in height or storing more than 50 acre-ft, or classified as HH or SH potential. 


State Dam Loan/Grant Funding Program  

Michigan does not have a funding program to assist dam owners with repair, abandonment, or removal of dams.
 

Reports & Summaries

Michigan Program Performance Report
 
 
 
 
 
Dam Owner Resources
 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

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