Now Available for Your iPad

Now Available for Your iPhone and iPad Touch

Now Available for Your Android

America's GPA: D+
Estimated Investment Needed by 2020:
$3.6 Trillion

Dams  D

Categories

Water & Environment

Transportation

Categories

Public Facilities

Energy

The average age of the 84,000 dams in the country is 52 years old. The nation’s dams are aging and the number of high-hazard dams is on the rise. Many of these dams were built as low-hazard dams protecting undeveloped agricultural land. However, with an increasing population and greater development below dams, the overall number of high-hazard dams continues to increase, to nearly 14,000 in 2012. The number of deficient dams is estimated at more than 4,000, which includes 2,000 deficient high-hazard dams. The Association of State Dam Safety Officials estimates that it will require an investment of $21 billion to repair these aging, yet critical, high-hazard dams.

Launch the full Dams report

News

View All
  • What Does the Foxx Say?
  • 02/19/15
  • While it might not be as amusing as this, this week U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that a quality transportation network is important to the future of the nation and he urged Congress to...Read More >>

  • Show Your Love for Infrastructure
  • 02/13/15
  • Sign up to get our infrastructure news and show some love to America’s infrastructure this Valentines Day! Since we launched our Infrastructure Friends network with the release of ASCE’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure ...Read More >>

  • Moving Goods Moves the Economy
  • 02/11/15
  • On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Commerce Transportation subcommittee held a hearing on the role of U.S. ports, titled “Keeping Goods Moving.” Recently, the west coast ports have experienced major backups. These delays and their economic...Read More >>

  • Chime in on Wednesday to Fix the Trust Fund
  • 02/09/15
  • As Congress continues the debate on the best way to #FixTheTrustFund and modernize America’s roads, bridges, and transit, USDOT Sec. Foxx and Transportation & Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster are heading to Twitter for a bipartisan...Read More >>