Statutes and Regulations

The Statutes and adopted Regulations enacted for the State supervision of all jurisdictional dams are available to review here.

 

Statutes

 

  • On June 27, 2017, SB 92 required emergency action plans for all dams that do not have a low downstream hazard potential, as determined by the Department. SB 854 amended California Water Code section 6161 on June 27, 2018, to clarify requirements for dams with an EAP as of March 1, 2017.
    • If the EAP did not have inundation maps for all critical appurtenant structures at your dam, you must submit a schedule to DSOD by August 25, 2018, to complete the maps. Notice to Owners of Dams with EAPs as of March 1, 2017.
    • If you did not have an EAP as of March 1, 2017, this change does not affect you.
    • If you have questions, you may contact Senior Engineer Kristen Martin at (916) 565-7877 or MapRegs@water.ca.gov.

Regulations Adopted by DWR


The Department is currently in the process of adopting new Regulations for the Annual Fees.

Annual Fees Regulations

Regular Rulemaking
  • Proposed revisions to the regulations are available for public comment from January 24, 2019, to February 8, 2019
    • Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text 
    • Text of Modified Regulations
    • Rulemaking Process – Tentative Timeline of Events
  • Notice of Proposed Action – November 23, 2018, to January 18, 2019.
Emergency Regulations
  • Notice of Proposed Emergency Regulatory Action (December 5, 2018)
  • Finding of Emergency (December 5, 2018)
  • Annual Fee Regulations (December 5, 2018) 

Resources

Related Pages

Contact Us

General Information

Phone: (916) 565-7868 Email: damsafety@water.ca.gov

View additional information on the DSOD contact page

 

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