Personal tools

Return to Top
DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
Questions? Email us

For Dam Owners


So the Dam Safety Program asked you to hire an engineer…

Do you have a Corrugated Metal Pipe in your Dam?

Annual Owner Inspection

Dam safety rules require that high hazard dam owners conduct an inspection annually. Exempt are years when the dam owner's engineer conducts an inspection.
Inspecting Your MT Dam Video

Five-Year Engineer Inspections

Operation and Maintenance Manual

All permitted dams must maintain a current operation and maintenance manual.

Dam Maintenance Information

Other Information

Downstream Hazard Assessments for Small Dams

    • The “standard of care” nationwide is to know what happens below
      your dam should it fail. If your dam is over 50 acre feet in capacity,
      you should apply for a downstream hazard classification. What if
      your dam is under 50 acre feet? You still should know what hazards
      are at risk below your dam. It is possible to estimate the dam breach
      flood area using a few simplifying assumptions and making some basic
      calculations. For information and guidance, please refer to the Small
      Dam Hazard Assessment Inventory
      .

 
Dam Emergency Action Plan System

Grants and Loans for Dam Owners

Applications and Information for Private Dam Owners

Applications and Information for Public Dam Owners

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