CHAPEL LAKE DAM - VA059015-3312
Incident ID VA059015-3312
Dam Name CHAPEL LAKE DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential H
State VA
Incident Date 02/07/2018
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Deterioration Or Poor Condition
Incident Mechanism 1 Spillway Riser Failure
Incident Mechanism 2
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Auxiliary (emergency) spillway erosion from heavy rainfall event in greater Lynchburg area on August 2-3, 2018. Dam did not fail.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
Fatalities (Number) 0
Number of People Evacuated
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded
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Economic Damages (in $)
Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response Lake water was released through the internal pipe in the dam to the downstream and lake level was lowered. The dam didn't break. Fairfax County opened the low level drain and drained the lake to remove the hazard.
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Incident Time
Incident Duration
Incident Report Produced
Information Sources VA DCR
Owner Type
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Primary Purpose(s)
EAP N
Year Completed 0
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 0 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 0 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 0 acres
River Name
Latitude 0
Longitude 0
Regulatory Agency(ies) DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION
NID Number VA059015
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