Listed below are valuable resources, publications and checklists to inform and update individuals dealing with dam construction, repairs, or any modifications:
Do’s & Don’ts for Pond Construction (.pdf file)
1996 Maryland Dam Safety Manual (.pdf file)
Policy 93-2: Landscape Plantings on Dam (.pdf file)
Policy: Plantings on Dam using roadways (.pdf file)
Policy: Roadway Embankment Design Criteria (.pdf file)
Policy: Small pond review criteria (.pdf file)
Policy: Small Pond Maintenance & Repairs in Use III Criteria (.pdf file)
Dam Inspection Checklist (.pdf file)
Effects of Trees on the Safety of Dams (.pdf file)
The "Do’s & Don’ts for Dam Construction" includes important information on pipe spillways, embankment construction, filter diaphragms and drainage layers, utilities in dams and "as-built" plans and records.
The policy documents provide information on the small pond review criteria and the permit process. Also, information is provided on the type of vegetation that can be planted on the dam.
Lastly, the dam inspection checklist is for the benefit of the dam owners and inspectors, to assist in conducting inspections and performing necessary operation and maintenance activities.
You may also call us at (410) 537-3538. Our mailing address is:
Dam Safety DivisionWater Management AdministrationMaryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Boulevard, Ste. 440Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1708
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230