A view of Lower Longview Lake in Raleigh.

May 31 is Dam Safety Awareness Day

Learn more about the dams in Raleigh and role they play in flood control and water supply

Did you know - all lakes in Raleigh are man-made and have a dam that can be used to store water for anything from agriculture to recreation. We oversee nearly 40 of those dams. Plus there are hundreds of dams in the city that are on private property. It's important to know how to take care of these dams and stay safe. 

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Dam classifications | Maintaining dams | Lowering water levels

Staying Safe Near a Dam

Follow these easy tips to stay safe when you are near a dam spillway and structure.



Brad Cole, PE
Stormwater Asset Manager