Dams in NSW
There are tens of thousands of dams throughout NSW ranging from small farm dams up to major dams such as Warragamba Dam. The DSC is charged with ensuring the safety of a small percentage of those dams whose failure would cause serious community consequences (e.g. loss of life). It prescribes those dams (see listing in current Annual Report under Appendix B) and oversights their safety throughout their lives. This section gives background material on these dams and the associated safety processes.