Accession Number:

ADA101211

Title:

National Dam Inspection Program. Lake Saxony Dam, (NDI Number PA-01073, Penn DER Number 10-63). Ohio River Basin, Sarver Run, Butler County, Pennsylvania. Phase I Inspection Report.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ACKENHEIL AND ASSOCIATES INC PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

Lake Saxony Dam is located across Sarver Run, in Jefferson Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. The dam is approximately one mile east of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania. Lake Saxony Dam is classified as a high hazard dam. In the event of a dam failure, at least nine inhabited dwellings on the floodplain below the dam would be subjected to possible damage and loss of more than a few lives could result. The field inspection of Lake Saxony Dam was performed on 2 December 1980, and consisted of Visual observations of the embankment crest and slopes, groins and abutments Visual observations of the principal and emergency spillways including intake structures, outlet structures, and approach and discharge channels Visual observations of the embankments downstream toe area including drainage channels and surficial conditions Transit stadia field measurements of relative elevations along the embankment crest centerline, spillway, and across the embankment slopes Visual observations of the reservoir shoreline and watershed Visual observations of downstream conditions and evaluation of the downstream hazard potential. The visual observations and measurements were made during periods when the reservoir and tailwater were at normal operating levels.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE