Forms and Guidance
Construction of Dams is regulated by DEP through the Division of Dam Safety in Harrisburg.
For further information, contact them at:
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Waterways Engineering
Division of Dam Safety
P. O. Box 8554
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8554
Click here for a fact sheet on dam permits
Wetlands are also regulated by DEP. While harvesting of trees or other crops from areas that are wetlands is often allowed without permits, filling, excavating, flooding or draining these areas requires permits and should not be done until authorized by the Department of Environmental Protection and/or the Army Corps of Engineers. See the Forms and Guidance page for links to several fact sheets that describe wetlands.
It should be noted that while several published indicators exist to assist in determining if wetlands are likely on a site, only an onsite investigation by someone trained in wetland identification can determine with any certainty if wetlands are present on a site.
General permit application forms
Joint Permit Application Forms
Special Protection Watersheds Map
Wild Trout Production Stream Map
Columbia County Hydric Soils
Prime and Important Farmlands
Link to E&S Manual on DEP Web Site
Link to Stormwater BMP Manual on DEP Website
Link to Chapter 105 - Dam Safety and Waterway Management
DEP Fact Sheets
Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community - Booklet (7 Meg download)