Dam Program

The Bureau of Reclamation owns 492 dams, which impound 338 reservoirs with a total water storage capacity of over 140 million acre-feet. Reclamation and its operating entities are responsible for day-to-day operation and maintenance activities to ensure the continued structural integrity and operational reliability of these facilities. The Asset Management Division’s Operation and Maintenance Branch is responsible for the oversight of the operation and maintenance of Reclamation’s dams, including High- and Significant-Hazard dams. The Dam Program provides Reclamation-wide policy, guidance, and coordination of dam and levee operations and maintenance activities.


Grand Coulee Dam, Washington, Pacific Northwest Region
Grand Coulee Dam, Washington

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Christopher Perry, cperry@usbr.gov, 303-445-2887

 

Last Updated: 5/2/19