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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Planning for a Dam Emergency


Dam Flood on Road

Emergency Warning Plan Requirements for High Hazard Dams

Model Dam Emergency Action Plan (NRCS)

Guidelines for Annual Update of Emergency Action Plans

Simplified Evacuation Mapping

Dam Emergency Action Plan System

Dam Owner Emergency Intervention Toolbox (Gannett Fleming, 2016)
History has shown us that successful intervention has prevented many dam failures.  An "intervention" is not always straight forward; sometimes more harm can be done than good.  Typically there is limited time to react and prepare.  Recognizing the need for such a dam safety resource related to intervention, the Montana DNRC, in collaboration with other partnering State dam safety agencies and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), developed a dam emergency response toolbox for dam owners and other dam safety professionals.

The Dam Owner Emergency Intervention Toolbox is a collection of helpful resources and case study summaries.  The toolbox contains innovative and effective emergency response solutions, best practices, response techniques, and other resources related to providing effective intervention during a dam emergency.  This toolbox can be used for emergency planning efforts, risk reduction, and dam owner training and outreach.

Click on the links below to download the toolbox:
Contact Dam Safety
Dam Safety
DNRC Water Resources
1424 9th Avenue
PO Box 201601
Helena, MT 59620-1601


Contacts
, PE, CFM
Bureau Chief
(406) 444-6816

Michele Lemieux, PE
Dam Safety Program Manager / Civil Engineer
(406) 444-6613

Chadrick Hill 
Civil Engineering Specialist
(406) 444-1358

Administrative Support
(406) 444-0862

Engineering Specialists
Regional Office Map 

VACANT
Helena Regional Office
(406) 444-9724


Havre Regional Office
(406) 265-5516

Sam Johnson, EI
Billings Regional Office
(406) 247-4423

Larry Schock, CFM
Missoula Regional Office
(406) 542-5885

Marc Pitman, PE CFM
Kalispell  Regional Engineering Specialist
(406) 752-2713

Sterling Sundheim, CFM
Lewistown Regional Office
(406) 538-7459