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Oregon Dam Safety Program
Major Modification Made to Dam Safety Rules
​New Dam Safety Rules
​Construction of dams requires a reservoir storage permit from the Department.  For dams that are 10 feet and over in height and store at least 9.2 acre feet of water, approved designs, drawings, and specifications are also required prior to construction.  These documents must be prepared by a qualified professional engineer registered in Oregon. 
Dam Information


Dam Information - The Department maintains an inventory of Oregon dams.  Information available includes dam height, storage, dam name, location, permit number and hazard classification. 

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Links of Interest

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Bureau of Reclamation

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

US Army Corps of Engineers

Hydrologic Engineering Center