Dam Safety Program

The purpose of Dam Safety is to provide a means for the inspection, regulation, and supervision of regulated dams within the State and the operation and maintenance of those as specified in the regulations, in order to prevent and correct potential hazards to downstream life and property in the event of breach of any dam.

Anyone planning to build a new dam, modify an existing dam or owning an existing dam not in the program, please see the Application to Construct / Modify a Dam page.  Additional information can be obtained at the Contact Information below.

Contact Information
Physical AddressPublic Works & Water Resources Division, Dam Safety
1201 Capital Access Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245
Phone Number(225) 379-3000
Fax Number(225) 379-3002
Group Email

225-379-3023Director of Dams and Levees
225-379-3006State Dam Safety Official

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