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) Chapter 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.

Contact Information

Telephone: (775) 684-2800
Facsimile: (775) 684-2810
Location: Division of Water Resources
 901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 2002
 Carson City, NV 89701