National Dam Inspection Program Lake Blytheburn Dam (NDI ID Number PA-00567, DER ID Number 40-82), Susquehanna 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 purpose of this inspection is to determine if the dam constitutes a hazard to human life and property. The overall appearance and general condition of the structure is fair. The left spillway wall has collapsed, and trees and brush are growing on the downstream face. The maintenance of the dam is apparently limited to keeping the crest clear for fishing and hiking. The condition of the outlet works should be determined and repairs made as required so that the lake can be drawn down if necessary. The spillway will not function as designed during a major flood event due to the obstruction caused by the collapsed wall. In addition, the collapse of this wall will permit erosion of the embankment by spillway flows. All trees should be removed from the dam.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering