In February of 2022, City staff and representatives of North Carolina Dam Safety met with property owners who have partial ownership of Camp Pond Dam to discuss the current status of the dam. As the assessment and design progress, there will be more public meetings.
In 1967 Dam Safety Law was put into place as a nationwide program. There are public and privately-owned dams in both the City and state. There are minimum dam safety regulations with privately-owned dams, and some of these dams were built before the law was put into place; therefore, most privately owned dams are not up to current standards. Currently, the state has a program that inspects and rates dams. In addition, the City completes a priority ranking list of the dams that need repair. Camp Pond Dam has moved up the priority ranking, and funding available to study and repair the dam.