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PENDLETON LAKE DAM - GA05300-3344

Incident ID GA05300-3344
Dam Name PENDLETON LAKE DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential H
State GA
Incident Date 12/29/2018
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Debris Clogging
Incident Mechanism 2 Insufficient Spillway Capacity
Incident Mechanism 3 Spillway Pipe Failure
Incident Description Amid rampant rains, riser clogged. Debris was cleared, but CMP pipe failed at downstream elbow.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
Fatalities (Number)
Number of People Evacuated Unknown
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated Unknown
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded Unknown
Other Infrastructure Impacts None
Economic Damages (in $) Unknown
Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response Program required lake lowered 4' below NP and affected area taped off. Diesel pumps were employed.
Additional Remarks or Updates Temporarily repaired. Permanent repair plans are currently under Program review.
Incident Time
Incident Duration
Incident Report Produced Yes
Information Sources GA Safe Dams Program
Owner Type P
Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s) R
EAP NR
Year Completed 1991
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 14 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 140 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 13 acres
River Name FLAT CREEK
Latitude 33.4821
Longitude -84.5683
Regulatory Agency(ies) GA-SAFE DAMS PROGRAM
NID Number GA05300
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