FOREST LAKE DAM - IN00747-2614
Incident ID IN00747-2614
Dam Name FOREST LAKE DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential H
State IN
Incident Date 07/14/2015
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Spillway Deficiency
Incident Mechanism 2
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Heavy rains over 24 hours caused damage to the principal spillway and the dam was in a slow state of progressive failure
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident
Fatalities (Number)
Number of People Evacuated
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded
Other Infrastructure Impacts
Economic Damages (in $)
Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response
Additional Remarks or Updates One of the owners hired an engineer to begin directing emergency actions and a contractor was hired to begin lowering the emergency spillway about 3 feet so that no water could flow through the old damaged principal spillway
Incident Time
Incident Duration
Incident Report Produced No
Information Sources IN DNR
Owner Type P
Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s)
EAP N
Year Completed 1965
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 19 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 55 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 5 acres
River Name UNNAMED TRIBUTARY WHITE LICK CREEK
Latitude 39.755
Longitude -86.4083
Regulatory Agency(ies) IDNR
NID Number IN00747
Attachments Y
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