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Dam Safety

The Louisville District is responsible for the safety of 17 reservoir dams and 9 navigation dams affecting parts of four states.  For more information about Dam Safety and the Louisville District, contact:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Place
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2230
For more information, call (502) 315-6327

Emergency Reporting (24 hour): (502) 315-6912

For the latest lake conditions, please visit our Water Information page.  For Locks and Dam information, visit our Locks and Dams page.

The Louisville District has a comprehensive monitoring and inspection program to keep its dams safe from failure.  A dam failure means a sudden, uncontrolled release of water.  Uncontrolled water an be a life threatening and destructive force, so the Corps of Engineers and the Louisville District strive to design, construct, maintain and operate safe dams.

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