Accession Number:

ADA109970

Title:

National Dam Inspection Program. Black Creek Reservoir Dam (NY 00182) Mohawk River Basin, Town of Norway, Herkimer County, New York. Phase I Inspection Report,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MALE (C T) ASSOCIATES SCHENECTADY NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-14

Pagination or Media Count:

211.0

Abstract:

This report provides information and analysis on the physical condition of the dam as of the report date. Information and analysis are based on visual inspection of the dam by the performing organization. Examination of available documents and visual inspection of the dam did not reveal conditions which constitute an immediate hazard to human life or property. However, the dam has some serious deficiencies which require further investigation and remedial work. Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis indicated that maximum spillway discharge capacity is only about 21 of the PMF peak outflow. The 12 PMF would overtop the earth embankment and would probably cause failure. Therefore, in accordance with Corps of Engineers screening criteria for review of spillway adequacy, spillway capacity is considered seriously inadequate and the dam is assessed as unsafe, non-emergency. The classification of unsafe applied to a dam because of a seriously inadequate spillway is not meant to connote the same degree of emergency as would be associated with an unsafe classification applied for a structural deficiency. It does not mean that there appears to be a serious deficiency in spillway capacity and if a severe storm were to occur, overtopping and failure of the dam could take place, significantly increasing the hazard to loss of life downstream of the dam. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE