Division of Safety of Dams Contacts
Phone: (916) 565-7868
- Call 911 immediately.
- During normal business hours, call (916) 565-7800.
- After hours, contact the area or regional engineer on the Emergency Contact Sheet that was given to each dam owner.
- If you can't reach us, call the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services at (916) 845-8911.
Direct all correspondence to Sharon K. Tapia, DSOD Division Manager, at our street address. Certified mail should be also sent to our street address.
Ms. Sharon K. Tapia, P.E.
Division of Safety of Dams
2720 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833
Questions on Specific Dams
Contact the area or regional engineer associated with the county noted below. For other general inquiries, contact the office engineer, Eric Holland at (916) 565-7811. You may also contact the Field Engineering Branch Manager, Andrew Mangney, at (916) 565-7800.
Regional Engineer: Russell C. Bowlus
Phone: (916) 565-7813
Area 1 Engineer: Michelle Holmes
(Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Trinity Counties)
Phone: (916) 565-7814
Area 2 Engineer: Cory Miyamoto
(Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, San Francisco, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Tehama, and Yolo Counties)
Phone: (916) 565-7815
Area 3 Engineer: Vacant
(Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sutter, and Yuba Counties)
Phone: (916) 565-7816
Regional Engineer: Timothy Jimenez
Phone: (916) 565-7820
Area 4 Engineer: Thomas Banks
(El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, and Sierra Counties)
Phone: (916) 565-7821
Area 5 Engineer: Austin C. Roundtree
(Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Stanislaus Counties)
Phone: (916) 565-7822
Area 6 Engineer: Param P. Dhillon
(Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne Counties)
Phone: (916) 565-7823
Regional Engineer: Brandon Cruz
Phone: (916) 565-7827
Area 7 Engineer: Bill Vogler
(Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and Tulare Counties)
Phone: (916) 565-7828
Area 8 Engineer: Travis Chatters
(Imperial, Riverside, and San Diego Counties)
Phone: (916) 565-7829
Area 9 Engineer: Cameron Lancaster
(Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties)
Phone: (916) 565-7830