National Dam Inspection Program. Quakake Dam (NDI ID Number PA-00613, DER ID Number 13-11), Delaware River Basin, Quakake Creek, Carbon 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 data indicate that Quakake Dam is in fair condition. The limited spillway capacity is the primary deficiency which causes concern for the safety of this facility. The dam in its present condition is considered to be unsafe, non-emergency. In accordance with the guidelines provided, the spillway design flood SDF ranges between 12 the PMF to the full PMF. Based on the size of dam, the SDF selected was 12 the PMF. The hydrologic and hydraulic computations indicate that the combination of reservoir storage and spillway discharge capacity will pass only 9 of the PMF prior to overtopping the embankment. Overtopping the dam could cause failure, which would lead to a significant increase in downstream loss of life and property damage. Therefore, the spillway for Quakake Dam is considered to be seriously inadequate.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering