National Dam Inspection Program, Big Beaver Dam (Pa No Name Number 14, NDI Number PA 00258, PennDER Number 4-11), Ohio River Basin, Tributary of Clark's Run, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Phase I Inspection Report,
BAKER (MICHAEL) JR INC BEAVER PA
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Big Beaver Dam is an earth embankment with a maximum height of 25 feet and a total length of 320 feet. The spillway, located at the right abutment, consists of a cut stone lined broad crested weir and chute. The spillway crest is 9.6 feet long perpendicular to the flow and 12 feet long parallel to the flow. The chute has an overall width of 10 feet and a length of 75 feet the spillway crest is located 3.5 feet below the low spot of the crest of the dam. The outlet works for the dam consist of an 8 inch cast-iron pipe with the upstream end submerged approximately 30 feet out from the center line of the dam. The dam was found to be in fair overall condition at the time of inspection. The spillway will pass approximately 37 percent of the Probable Maximum Flood PMF before overtopping will occur.
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