FINCH'S MILLPOND - NC00891-2645
Incident ID NC00891-2645
Dam Name FINCH'S MILLPOND
Downstream Hazard Potential S
State NC
Incident Date 11/28/2015
Incident Type Failure
Incident Driver Deterioration Or Poor Condition
Incident Mechanism 1 Erosion
Incident Mechanism 2
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Erosion over the years led to collapse of a portion of the dam
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident
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Response
Additional Remarks or Updates Co. EMA said poor maintenance over the years led to erosion to the point where a portion of the dam collapsed. The County EMA Director indicated pond has drained into the creek below
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Incident Report Produced
Information Sources Local News Source The Wilson Times
Owner Type P
Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s) R
EAP N
Year Completed 1924
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 15 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 469 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 0 acres
River Name BLOOMERY SWAMP
Latitude 35.763
Longitude -77.997
Regulatory Agency(ies) NCDENR
NID Number NC00891
Attachments Y
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