Accession Number:

ADA109268

Title:

National Dam Inspection Program. Kehley Run Dam Number 6 (NDI ID Number PA-01019, DER ID Number 54-20), Susquehanna River Basin, Kehley Run, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Phase I Inspection Report

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

Bedrock at Kehley Run Dam No. 6 is the Schuykill member of the Pottsville Formation, which is conglomerate, conglomeratic sandstone and sandstone with minor shale interbeds. It is generally a hard resistant rock unit. Stratigraphically above the Pottsville, the Llewellyn Formation comprises the core of the synclinal fold. It is sandstone, conglomerative sandstone and shale with numerous mineable coals. The Lykens Valley No. 3 coal is near the base of the Schuykill Member and beneath that is the Lyken Valley No. 2 coal neither of which appear to have been mined beneath the reservoir. According to PennDER, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, areas adjacent to the reservoir on the northeast and southwest have been strip mined. No signs of strip mining were found close enough to the dam or reservoir to be considered a potential hazard Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE