How to report a dam emergency

A completed emergency action plan is a valuable resource during an unusual event or emergency. It will help dam owners act quickly and strategically and help reduce the risk of injury, loss of life, and property damage.

Owners of dams classified as "high hazard" and "significant hazard" are legally required to have emergency action plans in place, but all dam owners should have plans for emergency situations.

Anyone witnessing a dam failure or imminent failure

  • Call 911 and clearly state this is a dam safety emergency.

If you are a dam owner or operator

In the event that lives, property, or the environment could be at risk, our engineers are available to help implement response procedures at the dam.

Other emergency response partners: