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How safe are dams in your community?

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How safe are dams in your community?

Is the dam in your city or town safe?

The Associated Press reviewed federal and state data and found 1,688 highly hazardous damn rated poor or unsatisfactory in 44 states and Puerto Rico. Since some states did not provide data on their dams, that number is likely low.

Search dams in your state or community to find out if they are a potential risk.


Condition:Standardized condition the latest state inspect assigned to a dam. Ranges from good down to unsatisfactory.

Hazard rating: Standardized categories across state data for a dam's hazard level, which is low, significant or high. Significant denotes likely loss of property if dam fails, high denotes likely loss of human life during dam failure.

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