National Dam Safety Program. Orchard Dam (Inventory Number VA 16103) Staunton River Basin. Roanoke County, Virginia. Phase I Inspection Report.
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NORFOLK VA
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Orchard dam is an earthfill structure approximately 1050 feet long and 27.5 feet high. The visual inspection revealed one item that should be taken care of before refilling the reservoir. Maintenance is performed by the owner. However, there is no regular maintenance operation program or emergency operations and warning plan. It is recommended that a regular maintenance and operations program be instituted with provisions for accurate records of all maintenance performed. It is also recommened that a warning system be established and that the maintenance items listed in Section 7.2 be accomplished as a part of the regular maintenance program within the next 12 months.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering