Georgia Safe Dams Program

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The Georgia Safe Dams Program is part of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.[1] The Safe Dams Program must:

  • Inventory all existing and proposed dams over 25 feet (7.6 m) tall or with a 100 acre feet (120,000 m3) of storage at the top of the dam.
  • Reinventory existing low hazard (Category II) dams at least every five years.
  • Classify dams based on development within the dam failure flood zone downstream.
  • Approve plans and specifications for construction and repair of all high hazard (Category I) dams.
  • Continuously monitor Category I dams for safety.

Category I dams might result in loss of human life upon failure or improper operation; Category II would not.


  1. ^ "Safe Dams Program". Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2009-10-19.

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