Emergency Action Planning



About Us



The program's purpose is to provide support for the Kentucky Dam Safety and Floodplain Compliance Section in an effort to reach a goal of 100 percent completion of Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) on state-regulated dams categorized as High-Hazard Potential (HHP), meaning a breach would threaten loss of life and extensive property damage.

Kentucky has 1,114 dams, of which 967 are state-regulated, and of those 164 are HHP. As of 2014 more than 125 of those HHP dams have EAPs. There is compelling need to achieve EAPs on 100% of HHP dams over the next few years to assure the health and safety of Kentuckians who are at risk in the event of a dam failure.

The website and outreach program is part of an initiative by the National Dam Safety Review Board and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist states with significant numbers of HHP dams in their efforts to achieve greater compliance on EAPs.