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Dam Safety: Federal Programs and Authorities [Updated December 13, 2021]   [open pdf - 516KB]

From the Document: "In recent years, several incidents have highlighted the public safety risks posed by the failure of dams and related facilities. In 2017, the near failure of the Oroville Dam spillway in California resulted in a precautionary evacuation of approximately 200,000 people and cost more than $1.1 billion in emergency response and repair. The 2019 failure of Spencer Dam in Nebraska resulted in the first dam-failure fatality in the nation since 2006; the 2020 failure of two hydropower dams in Michigan resulted in an estimated $175 million in damages. The 117th Congress has increased funding to support dam safety principally through Division J of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA; P.L. 117-58)."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10606
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Date:
2021-12-13
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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