Dam Safety

Ruby Dam

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.

 Is Your Dam Above Homes, Highways, or Other Structures?

For Dam
Owners For Dam Owners - click here

Technical References/Links
Technical References and Links - click here

Permitting Your
Existing Dam
Permitting Your Existing Dam - click here

     

Proposing to
Build a New Dam
Proposing to Build a New Dam - click here

Planning for a
Dam Emergency
Planning for an Emergency - click here

Proposing to Repair
an Existing Dam
Proposing to Repair an Existing Dam - click here

     

Rules and
Regulations
Rules and Regulations - click here

Image and
Video Gallery
Image Gallery/Misc. Information - click here

Filing a Dam Safety Complaint
Rules and Regulations - click here

     
News and
Announcements
Ruby Dam
Rehabilitation Video
 
     
West Dam Engineering Technical Notes
Issue 1 – Siphons, Filter Design Outlet Pipe Rehabilitation
Issue 2 – Wave Runup, Rip Rap Design and Outlet Pipe Venting
Issue 3 – Slope Stability, Estimating Precipitation and Earthwork Specifications

Another offering of the Dam Owner Operation and Maintenance Workshop will be on May 6, 2014 in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. Learn more about small dam owner's responsibilities on dam inspection, maintenance, liability and repair.

Manual on Corrugated Metal Pipe in Dams for Montana Dam Owners: Problem identification and Evaluation, Inspection, Rehabilitation, Repair and Replacement

Click here to try the new Interactive Inundation Area Mapping Service.

Contact

Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
1625 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074
Fax: (406) 444-2684