SILVER LAKE DAM - MO31851-3174
Incident ID MO31851-3174
Dam Name SILVER LAKE DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential H
State MO
Incident Date 05/01/2017
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Seepage/internal Erosion
Incident Mechanism 1 Excessive/increased Seepage
Incident Mechanism 2 Erosion
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Elevated seepage rate through dam caused erosion to occur on the face of the dam.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
Fatalities (Number)
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 Owners reduced lake level with siphons until repair was made.
Additional Remarks or Updates
Incident Time
Incident Duration 2 weeks
Incident Report Produced No
Information Sources MO DNR
Owner Type P
Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s) T
EAP Y
Year Completed 1981
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 80 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 4900 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 118 acres
River Name DITCH CREEK
Latitude 38.1893
Longitude -90.7567
Regulatory Agency(ies) DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY PROG
NID Number MO31851
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