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Coming Soon: CA Dept of Water Resources Dam Safety and Enhancements Program 2023 – Expected to Release February 2024

Opportunity Title:

Dam Safety and Enhancements Program 2023


CA Department of Water Resources

Opportunity Number:

Portal ID: 52176


The Dam Safety and Enhancements Program purpose is to provide state funding for repairs, rehabilitation, enhancements, and other dam safety projects at existing state jurisdictional dams and associated facilities that were in service prior to January 1, 2023.

Dam safety and enhancement projects must provide one or more of the following public benefits, in order of priority:

  • Protection of public safety.

  • Restoration of water storage.

  • Flood risk reduction.

  • Enhancement of water supply reliability.

  • Enhancement, protection, or restoration of habitat for fish and wildlife.

  • Protection of water quality.

Dam safety and enhancement projects eligible to receive funding under the program include the following:

  • Dam repairs to allow water storage to full capacity.

  • New spillway and spillway repair projects at existing dams.

  • Dam and reservoir seismic retrofit projects.

  • Enhancement of water supply and downstream flood risk reduction such as implementation of Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations.

  • One-time projects to remove sediment resulting from wildfires or extraordinary storm events.

  • Improvements to dam appurtenances to address dam safety-related deficiencies identified by the department.

The Department shall not award any funds under this section for raising dams, increasing reservoir space, or otherwise increasing water impoundment. 


  • Business

  • Individual

  • Nonprofit

  • Other Legal Entity

  • Public Agency

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:


Anticipated Release:

February 2024

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