Kansas Dam Safety Program

The goal of the Dam Safety Program in the Division of Water Resources is to reduce risks to life and property from dam failure. This goal is addressed through review and approval of plans for constructing new dams and for modifying existing dams, ensuring quality control during construction, and monitoring dams that, if they failed, could cause loss of life, or interrupt public utilities or services.

To meet its obligation to protect people and property, DWR regulates the construction, operation, and maintenance of all dams or other water obstructions, with the exception of federal reservoirs. 

If you notice anything unusual that may have an impact on the safety of a dam, please contact DWR. 

2023 Kansas Department of Agriculture Dam Safety Conference

The Dam Safety Team would like to thank everyone who helped to make the 2023 Dam Safety Conference possible.  This event provides an opportunity for stakeholders in the dam safety community to meet and discuss a range of topics relevant to engineers, regulators, and owners of dams in the State of Kansas.