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DCR Dam Safety Guidance Documents

Below are PDFs of guidance documents that DCR has developed related to Virginia Impounding Structure Regulations and administration of the Virginia Dam Safety Program. The documents cover agricultural exemptions, crediting of certificate fees, dam ownership and roadways below dams.

DCR is continuing to develop several other related guidance documents. They will cover dam-break inundation zone mapping and incremental damage analysis, hazard potential classification, and criteria for special low-hazard dams. Here are draft PDF versions of those documents: