National Dam Inspection Program. Blue Giant Meadow Dam. (NDI ID Number-PA-00564 DER ID Number-40-80 Susuehanna River Basin, Tributary to Little Wapwallopen Creek, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Phase I Inspection Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS BALTIMORE MD BALTIMORE DISTRICT
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The visual inspection and review of available design and construction information indicate that Blue Giant Meadow Dam is in poor condition. Deficiencies noted during the inspection included the poor condition of the spillway, eroded portions of the embankment crest, lack of any operable drawdown facility, and heavy growth of trees and brush on the embankment. In accordance with the recommended guidelines the spillway design flood for this facility is in the range of the 100 year flood to 12 the PMF. Based on the size of the dam the selected SDF is the 100 year flood. The hydrologic and hydraulic computations indicate that the combination of reservoir storage and spillway discharge capacity cannot pass the Spillway Design Flood 100 year flood without overtopping the dam. Therefore, in accordance with criteria outlined and evaluated in Section 5.5 of this report, the spillway for Blue Giant Meadow Dam is considered to be inadequate.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering