National Dam Inspection Program. Bear Creek Dam (PA-00607), Schuylkill River Basin, Bear Creek, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Phase I Inspection Report.
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Bear Creek Dam is a hollow reinforced concrete structure of the Ambursen type approximately 450 feet long and 64 feet high at its central portion. The dam is founded on a full concrete mat with an upstream concrete cutoff wall extending into natural rock. The dam was built in 1915. The dam is classified as an Intermediate size dam by virtue of its 64-foot height. The dam is also considered a High hazard structure because in the event of failure there is a possibility of loss of life and extreme property damage downstream.
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