ELK LAKE DAM - NY00520-1310
Incident ID NY00520-1310
Dam Name ELK LAKE DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential L
State NY
Incident Date 08/28/2011
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Overtopping
Incident Mechanism 2
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Under construction -Damaged. Temporary coffer dam was overtopped. A large bog has floated into the existing spillway partially blocking the spillway. The basin received 10" on rain over approx. 6 hrs. Hurricane Irene
Named Hydrologic Event Irene
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
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Owner Type P
Dam Type ERTC
Primary Purpose(s) R
EAP N
Year Completed 1965
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 23 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 4200 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 525 acres
River Name TR-THE BRANCH
Latitude 44.0225
Longitude -73.8308
Regulatory Agency(ies) NYS DEC
NID Number NY00520
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