National Dam Safety Program. Keuka Lake Outlet Dam (Inventory Number NY 390), Oswego River Basin, Yates County, New York. Phase 1 Inspection Report
NEW YORK STATE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION ALBANY
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This report provides information and analysis on the physical condition of the dam as of the report date. Information and analysis are based on visual inspection of the dam by the performing organization. Examination of available documents and a visual inspection of the dam did not reveal conditions which constitute an immediate hazard to human life or property. Several deficiencies were noted and these should be corrected within 6 months of the date of the final approval of this report. Among the other actions which should be taken are repairing concrete on the post supporting the northern slide gate, filling the small scoured areas behind the sheet pile wall and monitoring the leakage through the masonry wall. In addition, a detailed emergency operation- action plan and warnng system should be developed. The spillways do not have sufficient capacity to discharge the peak outflow from one-half the Probable Maximum Flood PMF. For this storm event and lesser events, high discharges will cause damage in the channel downstream of the dam. However, dam failure would not significantly increase the hazard to loss of lie downstream from that which would exist just prior to an overtopping-induced failure. Therefore, the spillway is assessed as inadequate.
- Civil Engineering