CRAIGS POND DAM - DE00000-1208

Incident ID DE00000-1208
Downstream Hazard Potential
State DE
Incident Date 09/08/2011
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Overtopping
Incident Mechanism 2
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Overtopping caused major damage to the roadway and downstream slope of the dam. Approximately 400 feet of the downstream slope and one lane of the roadway were washed out, but the dam was not totally breached.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
Fatalities (Number)
Number of People Evacuated 0
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded 0
Other Infrastructure Impacts
Economic Damages (in $) $100,000 to $500,000
Volume released at failure (ac-ft) 0 ac-ft
Additional Remarks or Updates Dam started overtopping around 7 or 8 pm on 9/08/2011 and overtopping continued until about 8 am on 9/09/2011. The overtopping flow was reported to be higher than the top of the guardrail along the road across the crest of the dam, although this was not verified. The
Incident Time 12:00 AM
Incident Duration
Incident Report Produced
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Owner Type
Dam Type
Primary Purpose(s)
Year Completed 0
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 0 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 0 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 0 acres
River Name
Latitude 0
Longitude 0
Regulatory Agency(ies)
NID Number DE00000