BIG ELK LAKE - PA00056-3204
Incident ID PA00056-3204
Dam Name BIG ELK LAKE
Downstream Hazard Potential S
State PA
Incident Date 06/26/2006
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Overtopping
Incident Mechanism 2 Erosion
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description OVERTOPPING OF DAM DURING EXTREME RAINFALL CAUSED "SCOUR OR SINKHOLE" IN TOP OF DAM
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident Yes
Fatalities (Number) 0
Number of People Evacuated 15
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated 6
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded 0
Other Infrastructure Impacts
Economic Damages (in $)
Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response AN EMERGENCY PERMIT WAS ISSUED TO REPAIR THE DAM.
Additional Remarks or Updates EAP INDICATES 15 PEOPLE AT RISK FROM FAILURE. EAP WAS IMPLEMENTED WITH EVACULATIONS.
Incident Time
Incident Duration 3 DAYS
Incident Report Produced
Information Sources PA Dam Safety
Owner Type P
Dam Type MSREST
Primary Purpose(s) RS
EAP Y
Year Completed 1860
Year Modified 2006
Dam Height 12 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 740 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 79 acres
River Name ELK LAKE STREAM
Latitude 41.7528
Longitude -75.9547
Regulatory Agency(ies) PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NID Number PA00056
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