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Dam Program

The purpose of this program is to participate in planning, design and financial assistance in the construction or rebuilding of dams located on private property.  Dams constructed under this program may involve one or more landowners.  Public benefits to be achieved include:  flood control, sediment & erosion control, and water conservation.  Other benefits include groundwater recharge, beneficial use of impounded water, fish and wildlife enhancement.

Cost Share Rates

Application Procedure

Steps for new private dam construction and for building or rebuilding a private dam (no DNR permits required)