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Watershed Dams


With the help of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Georgia has constructed 357 Watershed Dams throughout the state to mitigate the effects of major rain events.  Many of these flood control structures are nearing the end of their 50 year design life.  Maintenance and rehabilitation of these structures is critical to ensure public safety throughout the state.


The Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District manages 10 watershed flood control dams within the county. Due to the District's limited resources, maintenance of these strategic flood control structures is mainly accomplished by working closely with property owners, local governments, the State Soil & Water Conservation Commission, and NRCS.


For more information on Watershed Dams in Georgia, Click Here. 


To see a progress report of Watershed Dam rehabilitation,Click Here.


To see if you are in a flood hazard area, Click Here.