LAKE QUINN - PA00145-3260
Incident ID PA00145-3260
Dam Name LAKE QUINN
Downstream Hazard Potential H
State PA
Incident Date 01/24/2018
Incident Type Failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Reservoir Overfilling
Incident Mechanism 2 Other
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description offerdam was overtopped and failure during construction. At the time of the cofferdam failure, the main dam has a significant breach cut through it for construction purposes. Main dam embankment was overtopped as a result of the cofferdam failure and a significant discharge occurred. This discharge into the downstream inundation area was ultimately reduced by a downstream roadway crossing.
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 Unknown
Other Infrastructure Impacts Unknown
Economic Damages (in $) $1 to $100,000
Volume released at failure (ac-ft) 400 ac-ft
Response Owners reconstructed the cofferdam with a bypass spillway to prevent reoccurance.
Additional Remarks or Updates
Incident Time
Incident Duration
Incident Report Produced No
Information Sources PA DEP
Owner Type P
Dam Type MSREST
Primary Purpose(s) R
EAP Y
Year Completed 1946
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 12 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 1244 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 118 acres
River Name TR MIDDLE CREEK
Latitude 41.5081
Longitude -75.4261
Regulatory Agency(ies) PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NID Number PA00145
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