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Vermont Dam Inventory

The Vermont Dam Inventory (VDI) is a database containing spatial, structural, historic, and regulatory information on most dams in Vermont.

*Data from VDI is managed by the VT Dam Safety Program. It is important to note that select fields in the VDI are linked to the ANR Atlas - Dams Layer. This is updated near-real time when updates are made to the VDI database.  

The Dam Safety Program uses the VDI to keep record of pertinent information for each structure in the database. The program is continuously striving to make the data as comprehensive and accurate as possible. 

Water Investment Division

The Water Investment Division coordinates investment of State and federal funding to all types of clean water and drinking water infrastructure in Vermont.  The Division manages the federal Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF) for clean water and drinking water infrastructure, and the Department’s proportion of annual state Clean Water Fund and Capital Fund dollars that support water infrastructure throughout Vermont.  The Division coordinates annual reporting for all funds, publishing annual State Revolving Fund, Clean Water Investment, and Tactical Basin Planning Rep

Dam Registration Fees

Owners of dams capable of impounding more than 500,000 cubic feet of water are responsible for the payment of the annual fee based on the hazard class of the dam. The Dam Safety Program has an active program of dam safety inspections that will be supported with these fees in combination with general funds supported by all Vermont taxpayers. This will ensure continued service to the regulated community in Vermont and to fulfill DEC’s mission: to preserve, enhance, restore and conserve Vermont’s natural resources and protect human health for the benefit of this and future generations.

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