TRUSSAMS POND DAM - DE00019-2861
Incident ID DE00019-2861
Dam Name TRUSSAMS POND DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential S
State DE
Incident Date 09/30/2016
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Spillway Erosion/head Cutting
Incident Mechanism 2 Overtopping
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description An extreme rainfall event resulted in excessive flow over the spillway which caused erosion behind and partial failure of the training walls. This also caused embankment erosion on left and right side of the downstream bridge.
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 Roads
Economic Damages (in $) $1 to $100,000
Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response
Additional Remarks or Updates EAP procedures were followed but it was not "officially" activated
Incident Time 18:00
Incident Duration 1 day
Incident Report Produced Yes
Information Sources Dam is located at a State Park. DelDOT and State Park staff were on site during the incident.
Owner Type S
Dam Type REPG
Primary Purpose(s) R
EAP N
Year Completed 0
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 12 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 665 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 38 acres
River Name JAMES BRANCH
Latitude 38.5258
Longitude -75.5117
Regulatory Agency(ies) DNREC
NID Number DE00019
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