Dam and Reservoir Safety Council fact sheet
Missouri Geological Survey Director: Carey Bridges, RG



Number of Members


Number of Members Appointed by the Governor


Is Senate Confirmation Required?


Membership Composition

The members of the council shall have a background of academic training or professional experience directly related to the design of dams and reservoirs. At least two members of the council shall be professional engineers registered in the state of Missouri, one of whom shall represent the general public; at least one member shall be an engineering geologist; at least one member, in addition to the professional engineer, shall be a representative of the general public; two members shall be from industry, one of whom shall be earthmoving contractors; and one member shall be the owner of a dam or reservoir. Of the seven members, three shall be from each of the three United States congressional districts in this state with the highest number of dams.


2-year terms

Political Affiliation

The council shall consist of seven members. No more than four members shall belong to the same political party.


Actual travel and necessary expenses.

Geographic Consideration

Of the seven members, three shall be from each of the three United States congressional districts in this state with the highest number of dams.

Responsibilities of the Commission/Members

Adopt and amend technological guidelines, standard guidelines, rules and regulations applicable to permits, the design, construction, maintenance, operation, alteration, repair, enlargement, reduction, removal or natural physical changes that may occur to a dam or reservoir pursuant to Chapter 536, RSMo.

Staff Contact

Ryan Stack, PE, Chief Engineer
PO Box 250
Rolla, MO 65402

Staff Assistant

Cara Blevins, Administrative Office Support Assistant
PO Box 250
Rolla, MO 65402

AGO Contact

Tim Blackwell
PO Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0899

Frequency of Meetings and Location(s)

Quarterly, meetings are held at the Missouri Geological Survey’s Mozarkite Conference Room, 1251 Gale Drive, Rolla, Mo.

Time Expended by Commissioners for Meetings and Preparation Thereof

Meetings 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (5 hours); Preparation/Review of Material (4 hours); 9 hours quarterly.

Requirements for Inclusion of Items on Agenda

Submit to Staff Assistant at least two business days prior to the meeting for inclusion on the agenda.

Public Comment Opportunities at Meetings

Time is given at quarterly meetings for public comment.

For More Information Contact

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 250
Rolla, MO 65402
800-361-4827 or 573-368-2175

Nothing in this document may be used to implement any enforcement action or levy any penalty unless promulgated by rule under chapter 536 or authorized by statute.

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