AUBERRY LUMBER MILL - CA10403-3258
Incident ID CA10403-3258
Dam Name AUBERRY LUMBER MILL
Downstream Hazard Potential H
State CA
Incident Date 04/02/2018
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Insufficient Spillway Capacity
Incident Mechanism 2 Overtopping
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description The dam overtopped due to spillway pipes being clogged with overgrown vegetation. Overtopping eroded the downstream slope, which could have potentially led to failure. There is no low-level outlet at this dam.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
Fatalities (Number) 0
Number of People Evacuated 0
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated 0
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded 0
Other Infrastructure Impacts None
Economic Damages (in $) None
Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response Response hindered as this was an illegal dam previously unknown to the Division of Safety of Dams until days after the event.
Additional Remarks or Updates
Incident Time
Incident Duration 1 day
Incident Report Produced Yes
Information Sources CA DSOD
Owner Type P
Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s) S
EAP N
Year Completed 0
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 17 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 94 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 8 acres
River Name LITTLE SANDY CREEK
Latitude 37.0676
Longitude -119.49
Regulatory Agency(ies) CA DWR
NID Number CA10403
Attachments
Special thanks to our sustaining members