Oversight of Dam Safety in British Columbia

September 14, 2021

This audit examined whether the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has effectively overseen the safety of dams in B.C. 

The ministry's oversight involves promoting, verifying, and enforcing dam owners' compliance with regulatory requirements.

The report covers the ministry’s oversight of the safety of 1,900 regulated dams; dams that are being built, such as Site C, were not included in the audit.