Department of Water Resources

Dams and Dam Safety

Our Goal

In the State of Nevada, the State Engineer is charged with dam safety pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 535. The goal of Nevada's dam safety program is to avoid dam failure and thus prevent loss of life and destruction of property. This is accomplished by careful review of new dam applications, on-site inspection of the dams being built, review of as-built drawings and QA/QC reports and finally, through periodic visual inspections of the structures themselves.

Division of Water Resources Contact Information

c/o Division of Water Resources
901 South Stewart St., Suite 2002
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Phone: (775) 684-2800
Fax: (775) 684-2811