National Dam Safety Program. Camp Beisler Dam (NJ-00141), Raritan River Basin, Spruce Run, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Phase I Inspection Report.
NEW JERSEY DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TRENTON
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Camp Beisler Dam is an earthfill dam with a concrete drop inlet, the main spillway, located in the center of the dam. In addition there is an auxiliary spillway at the right end of the dam. The overall condition of the dam is good. There are no signs of distress or instability in the embankment. Possible seepage was observed approximately 100 feet from the left end of the dam. The low-level outlet was not opened and is not used. The hazard potential is recommended to be downgraded from high to significant. Camp Beisler Dam is considered inadequate in view of its lack of spillway capacity to pass the SDF 12 PMF without overtopping the dam. The spillway is capable of passing a flood equal to 30.5 percent of the PMF 61 percent of the 12 PMF, and is assessed as inadequate. At present, the engineering data available is not sufficient to make a definitive statement on the stability of the dam, but based on the findings of the visual inspection, the preliminary assessment of static stability is that it is satisfactory.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering