Accession Number:

ADA106603

Title:

National Dam Safety Program. Neff Lake Dam (MO 20376), Missouri - Kansas City Basin, Cass County, Missouri. Phase I Inspection Report.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

BLACK AND VEATCH KANSAS CITY MO

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

This report assesses the general condition of the dam with respect to safety, based on available data and on visual inspection, to determine if the dam poses hazards to human life or property. The inspection and evaluation indicates the spillway does not meet the criteria set forth in the guidelines for a dam having the above size and hazard potential. The spillway will not pass either the probable maximum flood or 50 percent of the probable maximum flood without overtopping but will pass 15 percent of the probable maximum flood, which is less than the estimated 100-year flood. The spillway design flood recommended by the guidelines is 50 to 100 percent of the probable maximum flood. Considering the small volume of water impounded and the downstream hazard, 50 percent of the probable maximum flood is the appropriate spillway design flood. Deficiencies visually observed by the inspection team were seepage at the toe of the embankment and right abutment, erosion of the discharge channel, undercutting of the concrete spillway chute, the presence of excessive brush and trees on the downstream embankment slope, and several animal burrows in the embankment. Seepage and stability analyses required by the guidelines were not available.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE