National Dam Inspection Report. Roscoe Burgess Dam (NDI ID Number PA-357, DER ID Number 57-37), Susquehanna River Basin, Kings Creek, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Phase I Inspection Report,
KIMBALL (L ROBERT) AND ASSOCIATES EBENSBURG PA
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The dam is located on Kings Creek, approximately 4 miles north of the Village of Estella, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. The Roscoe Burgess Dam can be located on the Overton U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute quadrangle. The onsite inspection of the Roscoe Burgess Dam consisted of 1 Visual inspection of the retaining structure, abutments and toe. 2 Examination of the spillway facilities, exposed portion of any outlet works and other appurtenant works. 3 Observations affecting the runoff potential of the drainage basin. 4 Evaluation of the downstream area hazard potential. In general, the dam and appurtenant structures appear to be in fair condition. No major erosion areas were observed during the inspection. No seepage was observed along the downstream slope of the structure or along the toe area. Dense brush exists along the downstream slope of the structure and hampered attempts at close visual inspection of the downstream slope and toe area. The brush and small trees on the downstream slope and in the area of the toe of the dam should be removed under the direction of a registered professional engineer. Once the slope and toe area are cleared, the area should be reinspected to verify that no seepage existed at the structure. No drainline was observed at the structure. This is considered a deficiency in some means should be provided to drain the reservoir.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering