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Division of Safety of Dams
Department of Water Resources

Street Address:
2200 X Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95818

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Telephone #: (916) 227-4644

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To protect people against loss of life and property from dam failure.

The California Water Code entrusts this regulatory power to the Department of Water Resources which delegates the program to the Division of Safety of Dams.

Information regarding the supervision of dams is provided here to better serve the public, dam owners and applicants – links to this information are located on the left side of this web page. Information regarding the technical aspects of dams is provided on the right side of this page.