BIG ELK LAKE - PA00056-3205
Incident ID PA00056-3205
Dam Name BIG ELK LAKE
Downstream Hazard Potential S
State PA
Incident Date 03/28/2011
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Seepage/internal Erosion
Incident Mechanism 1 Excessive/increased Seepage
Incident Mechanism 2
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description PA DAM SAFETY INFORMED OF CLEAR SEEPAGE EXITING ON LEFT SIDE OF A SPILLWAY.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
Fatalities (Number) 0
Number of People Evacuated 0
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated 0
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded
Other Infrastructure Impacts
Economic Damages (in $)
Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response DEPRESSION AREA ISOLATED BY COFFER DAM AND BACKFILLED WITH CONCRETE AS A TEMPORARY REPAIR.
Additional Remarks or Updates "NOT AN IMMINENT EMERGENCY SITUATION"
Incident Time
Incident Duration 2 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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