25 U.S. Code § 3801 - Findings
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FindingsThe Congress finds that—
the Secretary of the Interior has identified 53 dams on Indian lands that present a threat to human life in the event of a failure;
many Bureau dams have maintenance deficiencies regardless of their current safety condition classification and the deficiencies must be corrected to avoid future threats to human life and property;
safe working dams on Indian lands are necessary to supply irrigation water, to provide flood control, to provide water for municipal, industrial, domestic, livestock, and recreation uses, and for fish and wildlife habitats; and
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