National Dam Inspection Program. Upper Mt. Holly Dam (NDI Number PA-00583, DER Number 21-001), Susquehanna River Basin, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Phase I Inspection Report,
BERGER ASSOCIATES INC HARRISBURG PA
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The Dams location is Borough of Mt. Holly Springs, Cumberland County U.S.G.S. Quadrangle - Mt. Holly Springs, Pa. The general appearance of Upper Mt. Holly Dam is poor. The earth embankment is overgrown with brush and trees and the slopes are uneven. The riprap at the downstream side of the spillway has several voids and several trees are growing in this area. The reservoir is silted for most of its storage area at normal pool elevation. The drawdown sluice gate leaks and is inoperable. The overall evaluation of these facilities indicates that Upper Mt. Holly Dam is in poor condition. The growth of brush and trees on the embankment and in the downstream area of the spillway should be removed. After this clearing, the embankment should be inspected for seepage and signs of instability. The embankment should be made level and should be protected against erosion with a good grass mat. The riprap at the downstream side of the spillway should be repaired.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering