DWR’s Division of Safety of Dams Updates Information on California Dams

From ACWA. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) today released updated information on the 1,246 dams under the state’s jurisdiction, listing each dam’s downstream hazard classification, condition assessment and reservoir restriction status. The 2018 update reflects several changes, including adjustments to some hazard classifications based on inundation maps submitted by dam owners as required by Senate Bill 92 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review). The downstream hazard is based solely on potential downstream impacts to life and property should the dam fail when operating with a full reservoir. (more)