BARTLETT CARRY DAM - NY00011-3277
Incident ID NY00011-3277
Dam Name BARTLETT CARRY DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential S
State NY
Incident Date 05/06/2018
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Seepage/internal Erosion
Incident Mechanism 1 Cracking
Incident Mechanism 2 Excessive/increased Seepage
Incident Mechanism 3 Sinkhole
Incident Description Leakage through the dam through the concrete on the upstream face of the spillway and through the porous core in the abutment wall caused excessive seepage which caused a sink hole.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident Yes
Fatalities (Number) 0
Number of People Evacuated 0
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated 0
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded 0
Other Infrastructure Impacts
Economic Damages (in $)
Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response The seepage was repaired using additional cutoffs and relief drains and the sink hole was repaired.
Additional Remarks or Updates
Incident Time
Incident Duration 3 days
Incident Report Produced Yes
Information Sources NY Dam Safety
Owner Type P
Dam Type CNOT
Primary Purpose(s) OR
EAP Y
Year Completed 1915
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 17 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 70924 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 5066 acres
River Name SARANAC RIVER
Latitude 44.2506
Longitude -74.2942
Regulatory Agency(ies) NYS DEC
NID Number NY00011
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