Indiana Key Facts:
- Indiana’s dam safety program has 5 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 217 state regulated dams.
- Indiana has 241 high hazard dams.
- 26% of the state regulated dams in Indiana have an Emergency Action Plan.
- Indiana’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $404,000.
- Indiana has reported $6.5 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- Indiana has 33 sites on the National Priorities List.
- Indiana has approximately 424 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.
- Indiana has reported $7.1 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- There are 107 public-use airports in Indiana.
- 1,944 of the 18,953 bridges in Indiana (10.2%) are considered structurally deficient.
- 2,224 of the 18,953 bridges in Indiana (12%) are considered functionally obsolete.
- Indiana received $57.9 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.
- Indiana has 350 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 24th in the nation.
- Indiana’s ports handled 68.3 million short tons of cargo in 2012, ranking it 13th in the nation.
- Indiana has 42 freight railroads covering 4,273 miles across the state, ranking it 9th by mileage.
- Indiana has 97,288 miles of public roads.
- Indiana has 9,965 miles of major roads, 16% of which are in poor condition.
- Driving on roads in need of repair costs Indiana motorists $2.1 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $391.41 per motorist.
- Indiana has 33.4 million annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.
Parks and Recreation
- Indiana has reported an unmet need of $443 million for its parks system.
- Public school districts in Indiana spent a total of $2.4 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
- It is estimated that Indiana schools have $3.9 billion in infrastructure funding needs.
- Indiana produces 3.699 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 38th.
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