National Dam Inspection Program. Middle Creek Dam, Clarence F. Walker Lake (NDS ID Number PA-00918, DER ID Number 55-45, SCS ID Number PA-637), Susquehanna River Basin, Middle Creek, Snyder County, Pennsylvania. Phase I Inspection Report.
KIMBALL (L ROBERT) AND ASSOCIATES EBENSBURG PA
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Middle Creek Dam Clarence F. Walker Lake is a zoned earthfill dam. The embankment is 53 feet high and 1360 feet long. The axis of the dam has a 137 deg. bend in the upstream direction 860 feet from the left abutment. The emergency spillway is located on the right north abutment. The spillway is 170 feet wide and is open cut in shale and weathered shale. The principal spillway consists of 48 inch concrete pipe with a reinforced concrete riser inlet. Extending upstream of the riser is a 36 inch concrete pipe with a reinforced concrete reservoir drain inlet at the upstream toe of the embankment. At the downstream end of the 48 inch diameter pipe is a concrete impact stilling basin. The embankment and appurtenant structures appear to be in good condition and well maintained. However, the presence of the seepage zones and wet areas are of concern. The long term effect of these areas on the stability of the embankment is unknown. The existing spillways and reservoir are capable of controlling the PMF probable maximum flood. Based upon criteria established by the Corps of Engineers, the spillway is termed adequate.
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