Dams, Mills, and Electric Power (Missouri)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Missouri

Applies to States or Provinces Missouri
Name Dams, Mills, and Electric Power (Missouri)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://dnr.mo.gov/env/wrc/damsft/damsfthp.htm

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Water Resources Center of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is responsible for implementing regulations pertaining to dam and reservoir safety. Any person or corporation may erect a dam across any watercourse, provided that: (a) the entity is chartered to construct, operate and maintain mills, electric power and light works, or other machinery; (b) the watercourse is not a navigable stream; and (c) the entity is the proprietor of the land on which the dam is to be erected or is the owner of the land on one side of the stream where the dam is to be erected. This legislation contains additional procedures which must be followed to lawfully erect a dam.

Policy Contact

Department Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division Water Resources Center
Address P.O. Box 176
Place Jefferson City, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 65102
Phone 800-361-4827
Phone 2 573-751-2867 / 573-368-2175
Email mowaters@dnr.mo.gov
Website http://dnr.mo.gov/env/wrc/damsft/damsfthp.htm

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Mo. Rev. Stat. 236.010 through 236.280
Date Effective 1939
Date Enacted 1909

Authority 2: Code of State Regulations 10-22