National Dam Safety Program. Bronx River Dam (Inventory Number NY 1500), Lower Hudson River Basin, Bronx County, New York. Phase I Inspection Report,
BAKER (MICHAEL) JR INC BEAVER PA
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Bronx River Dam is a stone and mortar structure 17.7 feet high and 121.5 feet long. The right section of the dam has a crest width of about 5.5 feet, an upstream slope of 1H5.9V Horizontal to Vertical, and a downstream slope of 1H4.9V. The spillway is a broad-crested, concrete weir with a breadth of 4 feet parallel to the flow. The spillway starts 32 feet from the right abutment and extends 89.5 feet to the stone wall on the left abutment. A 3-foot diameter iron pipe acts as the outlet for the dam. The valve that controls the flow through this pipe is located on a 7-foot wide masonry deck, 16 fee upstream from the right side of the dam. Examination of available documents and a visual inspection of the dam and appurtenant structures did not reveal any conditions which constitute an immediate hazard to human life or property. Using the Corps of Engineers screening criteria, it has been determined that the dam would be overtopped for all storms exceeding approximately 10 percent of the Probable Maximum Flood PMF. Therefore, the spillway is adjudged as seriously inadequate, and the dam is assessed as unsafe, non-emergency.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering