Talk:List of dams and reservoirs in the United States

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Why does pennsylvania have nothing listed on this page. I believe that pennsylvania should build a hydro electric dam to lower the expense of electric. does anyone have any info on what PA could do for hydro power. Thanks alot NL wide reciever

email me any info warner_8@steelersfan.net


I think "List of dams and reservoirs in the United States" or "List of dams and their reservoirs in the United States" would be far better titles--ID as a list, and match the format of the content. I'll probably do it sometime if I don't see/hear any objections. Niteowlneils 02:57, 1 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Why does Oklahoma have nothing written here. They have the most of any state —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.229.251.100 (talkcontribs)

Because you haven't added them yet. --Kbh3rdtalk 00:10, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Number of major dams per state[edit]

Don't know if this could be worked into the article, but here is a list of the # of "major" dams per state in 2005 according to the same dataset used to draw that map (source cited on image description page):

Rank # Dams ST Rank # Dams ST Rank # Dams ST
1 687 CA 19 169 IL 37 92 SC
2 566 TX 20 168 WA 38 73 ND
3 384 CO 21 165 WV 39 71 MS
4 322 OK 22 162 MT 40 65 CT
5 300 PA 23 161 NE 41 61 NH
6 296 FL 24 155 UT 42 56 NJ
7 280 MO 25 140 WI 43 55 LA
8 244 NY 26 140 ME 44 55 SD
9 217 GA 27 134 WY 45 36 VT
10 216 MN 28 132 NV 46 34 MD
11 211 KS 29 123 MI 47 31 AK
12 209 KY 30 122 TN 48 29 PR
13 186 AR 31 120 AL 49 23 HI
14 185 OH 32 113 ID 50 18  ?
15 185 IA 33 105 NM 51 6 RI
16 180 OR 34 105 AZ 52 1 DE
17 174 NC 35 98 IN
18 174 VA 36 96 MA

There are 52 entries because it includes Puerto Rico, and there are 18 dams w/o a state, or for which the data columns got messed up and which confused the automated count I used. That would bear further investigation before putting into the article. In any case, we can now tell the Okies that Oklahoma does not have the most of any state, though it is ranked up there at #5. --Kbh3rdtalk 08:05, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Rename proposal[edit]

Please see a discussion here regarding the renaming of this article and similar ones.--NortyNort (Holla) 02:59, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

resource[edit]

Lake-Be-Gone Woes "Deterioration, Environmental Issues Threaten America's Dams—and Local Economies" November 19, 2011 Wall Street Journal by Jim M Carlton, excerpt ...

Now, as the waters recede, Burlington is joining dozens of other communities across the U.S. that must readjust as dams that once gave birth to new waterways and thriving economies based on tourism, irrigation farming and hydropower are altered or dismantled, reverting landscapes to the way they were decades ago.

99.56.120.136 (talk) 00:39, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Are breached dams dams?[edit]

That is, if a dam has been breached, should it still be listed here? Jar354 (talk) 00:32, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

I think so perhaps with a brief note giving the conditions of the breaching. Dam removal for fish habitat being the most popular right now, at least on the West Coast. —EncMstr (talk) 03:47, 17 November 2014 (UTC)