The Dam Safety Program regulates the construction, operation and maintenance of Montana's dams to protect life and property from damages due to failure. The dam safety program also provides training and outreach to dam owners and engineers and assists with emergency preparedness activities.
News and Announcements
In 2016, the Montana Dam Safety Program assembled a group of experts to evaluate our methodology for determining the inflow design flood for dam spillway analysis in MT. This report summarizes the groups finding and recommendations.
Before moving forward with an update from the recommendations of the ESWG, we would like to provide the engineering community involved in dams in MT the opportunity to comment.
We respectfully request your feedback by Friday, March 3rd, 2017. Please send your comments directly to email@example.com with the subject line ESWG Report Comments.
- *NEW* Dam Owner Digital Record Filing (Great West, 2016)
- New Research: Stress Analysis of Soils Adjacent to Outlet Conduits on Small Dams
- Dam Owner Emergency Intervention Toolbox (Gannett Fleming, 2016)
- Liability of Dam Ownership in Montana
- Funding Examples of Major Dam and Canal Infrastructure Projects in Montana - Great West Engineering
*NEW* Vol. 4 Issue 2 – Dam, You're Getting Old! - Understanding and Managing the Risks of Aging Dams, Retrofitting Old Dams to Address New Hydrologic Inadequacies, Internal Erosion: Issues Just Below the Surface
- Contact Dam Safety
DNRC Water Resources
1424 9th Avenue
PO Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620-1601
Steve Story, PE, CFM
Michele Lemieux, PE
Dam Safety Program Manager / Civil Engineer
EAP Coordinator /
Dam Safety Outreach
Civil Engineering Specialist
Helena Regional Office
Havre Regional Office
Sam Johnson, EI
Billings Regional Office
Larry Schock, CFM
Missoula Regional Office
Marc Pitman, PE CFM
Kalispell Regional Engineering Specialist
Sterling Sundheim, CFM
Lewistown Regional Office