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 Chief, at our mailing address. Certified mail should be sent to our street address.

Mailing Address:

Division of Safety of Dams

P.O. Box 942836

Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Street Address:

Division of Safety of Dams

2720 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833

Media Contact


Chris Orrock, Information Officer II

Phone: (916) 651-7012

Email: chris.orrock@water.ca.gov

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 Chief, Andrew Mangney, at (916) 565-7800.

Field Engineers