In an advisory to dam owners, officials warned that the storm could dump 10 to 20 inches of rain in some areas of the commonwealth if it were to linger. DCR urged owners to connect with engineers to understand specific issues with their structures; find and review their emergency action plans (if one was in place); safely lower water levels in their dams' lakes (if possible); and visually inspect their dams to ensure that debris would not negatively impact any spillways.
Three years later, Hurricane Ida posed its own set of severe-weather challenges. On
The commonwealth was spared the worst of
The National Inventory of Dams, a database operated by the