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Dam Safety

The North Carolina Dam Safety Program provides oversight of more than 3,000 dams statewide, working to provide for the ceritification and inspection of dams to reduce the risk of failure of dams; to prevent property damage, personal injury, and loss of reservoir storage; and to ensure maintneance of minimum flows of adequate quantity and quality below dams.

Dam Emergency Contact:  1-800-858-0368

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N.C. Dam Inventory as 7/16/18

Regulatory Authority

The state's dam safety program operates under the authority of: 

Federal Agencies' Dam Safety Information