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Re: E-M:/ Budget cut threatens dam safety

Frank, give us a break.  Anybody that has worked around this program knows that every time the inspection program has been cut, dam safety has been ignored by the owners.  Sure, owners/operators are "legally responsible" to maintian safe dams but through the years, every time that the inspection program has resumed after funds were restored, inspectors found many many dams that had fallen into a state of disrepair while nobody was looking.  As was noted in a later response, this is akin to announcing that all police have been pulled off of roads but people are still personably responsible for maintaining legal speed.  If you believe that this results in safety, you haven't lived below one of the aging dams.