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May 11, 2020

Audit Shows Need for Increased Oversight of Dam Safety Program at State Water Commission

Contact information: Brianna Ludwig, North Dakota State Auditor’s Office, 701-328-2453, bsludwig@nd.gov

State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the State Water Commission that found they are not receiving and approving Emergency Action Plans or tracking dam operation plans as required by state law.

“I encourage the Water Commission to address the issues we identified and make the necessary corrections to minimize the risk to life and property associated with a potential dam failure.”

This audit is a result of the State Auditor’s Office statutory responsibility to audit or review each state agency once every two years. The complete audit report can be found on our website, https://bit.ly/Water19Audit.


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