DEEP: Dams


Connecticut Dam Safety Program

{Collins Company Dam on the Farmington River in Canton}
Collins Company Dam, Canton



INFORMATIONAL MEETING:   CHANGES IN CONNECTICUT’S DAM SAFETY PROGRAM

On May 1, 2014, over 80 attendees came to DEEP to learn about changes to the Dam Safety Program.  Presentations were given regarding new inspection requirements, emergency action plan regulations, and proposed new general permits.  The meeting was also broadcast over the internet to 25 additional attendees.  The presentations delivered can be seen by selecting the links below:


The list of attendees and answers to questions received can be seen by selecting the links below:
 

State Owned Dam Repair Projects:

Bibbons Pond - Invitation to bid and contract documents for dam repairs.

Great Creek - Invitation to Bid and Contract Documents:

Bashan Lake Dam Repair - Invitation to Bid and Contract Documents 


Dam Safety Program - Background:

Dams in Connecticut: Their History, Use and Regulation

Dam Safety Statute Section 22a-401

Public Act 2013-197 An Act Concerning Dam Safety and Mosquito Control

Dam Safety Regulation (pdf)

December 2013 Informational Mailer (pdf)  Sent to owners of high and significant hazard dams.


Lists of High, Significant, and Moderate Hazard Dams in Connecticut.

Lists Include last known owner, registration and recordation statuses. These lists are generated from the DEEP Dam Safety database. There may be outdated information. Please contact Dam Safety staff with any updated information.

Listing of Dams sorted by Dam Owner (Excel) (Includes high, significant and moderate hazard class dams only)

Listing of Dams sorted by Dam ID# (Excel) (Includes high, significant and moderate hazard class dams only)

(If you do not have Excel, you can download the Free Excel Viewer (link to Microsoft))
 

Dam Inspections:
 
Note to dam owners: On January 7, 2014, letters were sent to owners of high and significant hazard dams notifying them that their dams are due for inspection during the 2014 dam inspection season.
 
 
 
 

Inspection Report Form
Two versions of the Inspection Report Form are available:  One for taking hand notes in the field and one for electronic completion and submittal. 
 
Inspection Report Form  (Fillable Word - for submission to DEEP)

Inspection Report Form (Field Use) - Print and use to take notes in the field (Word)
Inspection Report Form (Field Use) - Print and use to take notes in the field (pdf)
 
 
 
 
 
Dam Registration and Dam Recordation:
 
Before filling out a dam registration form, you should verify that you or a former owner did not already register the dam. Contact the Dam Safety Program staff with any questions.
 
Dam Registration Fact Sheet - coming soon
 
Dam Registration Form - Single Dam Owner - coming soon
 
Dam Registration Form - Multiple Dam Owner - coming soon
 
Dam Recordation:
 


Permitting:

Individual Permit: Download all the application forms, instructions, and supporting attachment information for an individual dam safety permit application.

Section 26-136 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires that the DEEP determine if a fishway is necessary at any dam for which there will be work done that requires a DEEP Dam Safety Permit. The Request for Determination of Need for Fishway for Dam Safety Permit form is used to initiate this review. It is recommended that you submit the completed form prior to submitting the Dam Safety permit application to allow the review process to be more efficient.  Instructions are included on the form.

Request for Determination of Need for Fishway - Word Form, PDF

General Permit: No Dam Safety General Permit is currently available.  The General Permit Dam Safety Repair and Alteration DEP-IWRD-GP-008 issued on 6/6/2002 expired on 6/6/2012. No new requests for coverage can be accepted. All applications for dam repair authorization should utilize the Individual Permit application materials.  A new Dam Safety General Permit will be issued later this year.  Contact Dam Safety Staff at 860-424-3706 for further information.

  {cover page of dam safety permit guidance}

Permit Application Guidance: This document provides guidance for the Dam Safety permit application process.


Dam Removal Information:

2011 American Rivers Dam Removal Guidance  (pdf)

Links to websites with dam removal information: (leave DEEP website)

Association of State Dam Safety Officials Dam Removal Information
 
Municipal Emergency Notification Contact Form (Word Form; PDF )
 

DamWatch Monitoring Software Application for DEEP-owned DAMS

  {guide for emergency preparedness and levees}

Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Levees - Document provides guidance about high water events and how to develop an emergency preparedness plan.

 
 
Weather and Hydrology:    
Weather
NOAA National Weather Service – Comprehensive weather information
Intellicast - Commercial weather site
Accuweather – Commercial weather site
 
Precipitation
 
River Information
NOAA River Gauge –  Real time river data with hydrographs
USGS Water Watch – Maps of high flow & flooding locations, and real-time stream flow
 
For further information contact the Dam Safety section at (860) 424-3706 or by email at  DEEP.DamSafety@ct.gov
 
 
Content last updated on August 29, 2014.