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Virginia offering training for dam owners

Virginia offering training for dam owners

RICHMOND—Owners of the state’s more than 2,600 regulated dams, consultants and engineers can learn about funding available for getting their structures into compliance with regulations.

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is offering two virtual training sessions on Jan. 17 and Feb. 7 from 2-4 p.m.

Participants will learn about regulatory requirements, managing dam safety within the Dam Safety Inventory System and funding available through the 2023 Dam Safety Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund. A total of $5 million is available to eligible Virginia dam owners for engineering studies, plans, repairs and other measures to help bring dams into compliance.

“The funding made available this year is an important and unprecedented opportunity for dam owners to improve the safety and function of their dams,” said Wendy Howard-Cooper, DCR director of the division of Dam Safety and Floodplain Management.

Online registration is available at