National Dam Inspection Program. Saul Run Dam (NDI Number PA-00251, PennDER Njmber 43-48), Ohio River Basin, Saul Run, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Phase I Inspection Report.
BAKER (MICHAEL) JR INC BEAVER PA
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Saul Run Dam, a flood water retarding dam designed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service SCS, is also known by its SCS number PA-458. The homogeneous earth embankment has a crest length of approximately 1700 feet and a miximum hengtheight of about 40 feet. The dam crest at El. 1113.6 feet has a width of 16 feet. The upstream slope has an inclination of 3H1V horizontalvertical and an 8-foot wide berm at El. 1085 feet. The downstream slope with an inclination of 2.5H1V also has an 8-foot wide berm at El. 1084 feet. A foundation cutoff trench with a base width of 12 feet, 1H1V side slopes, a length of about 100 feet, and a depth of about 5 feet to bedrock was constructed in the valley bottom Plate 5. Cutoff trenches of similiar cross-section were also constructed in the soil abutments Plate 5. The outlet works principal spillway in SCS terminology consist of a reinforced concrete riser connected to a 24-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipe is located beneath the embankment in the valley bottom. The outlet pipe, with six reinforced concrete anti-seep collars, was installed on a concrete cradle founded on bedrock.
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