LOWER ALFORD LAKE - PA00053-3207
Incident ID PA00053-3207
Dam Name LOWER ALFORD LAKE
Downstream Hazard Potential H
State PA
Incident Date 03/11/2011
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Seepage/internal Erosion
Incident Mechanism 1 Excessive/increased Seepage
Incident Mechanism 2
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description CALL FROM A CONCERNED CITIZEN REGARDING A POTENTIAL PROBLEM. SEEPAGE AND SPILLWAY FLOW OBSERVED.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
Fatalities (Number) 0
Number of People Evacuated 0
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded
Other Infrastructure Impacts
Economic Damages (in $)
Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response DEP INSPECTOR VISIT TO DAM ON THE NEXT MORNING CONFIRMED NO CHANGE IN PRE-EXISTING SEEPAGE.
Additional Remarks or Updates THIS INCIDENT WAS NOT CRITICAL, BUT DAM NEEDS REPAIRS AND POSES A THREAT TO DOWNSTREAM HOMES.
Incident Time
Incident Duration 1 DAY
Incident Report Produced
Information Sources PA Dam Safety
Owner Type P
Dam Type MSREST
Primary Purpose(s) R
EAP Y
Year Completed 1919
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 14 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 315 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 34 acres
River Name MARTINS CREEK
Latitude 41.8069
Longitude -75.7742
Regulatory Agency(ies) PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NID Number PA00053
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