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Frequently Asked Questions: Ecology inspection program targets dams built without permits which pose a risk to people and property

 
Publication number Date Published Date Revised
08-11-004March 2008July 2014
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Author(s) Dam Safety Section
Description The Washington Department of Ecology is conducting an inspection program of dams built without permits which may pose a risk to people and property.
At least 96 irrigation and industrial ponds, sewage lagoons and dairy waste lagoons were identified statewide in aerial photos that appeared to be "high hazard" reservoirs, holding at least 10 acre-feet of water or liquid and located upstream from at least three homes.
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Keywords Reservoir, permit, water resource, dam construction, dam safety
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