Division of Safety of Dams Contacts

General Information

Phone: (916) 565-7868

Email: damsafety@water.ca.gov



  • Call 911 immediately.
  • During normal business hours, call (916) 565-7800.
  • After hours, contact the area or regional engineer on the Emergency Contact Sheet that was given to each dam owner.
  • If you can't reach us, call the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services at (916) 845-8911.


Direct all correspondence to Sharon K. Tapia, DSOD Division Manager, at our street address. Certified mail should be also sent to our street address.

Street Address:

Ms. Sharon K. Tapia, P.E.

Division Manager

Division of Safety of Dams

2720 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833

Questions on Specific Dams

Contact the area or regional engineer associated with the county noted below. For other general inquiries, contact the office engineer, Eric Holland at (916) 565-7811. You may also contact the Field Engineering Branch Manager, Andrew Mangney, at (916) 565-7800.

Field Engineers