LAUREL CREEK DAM - VA077004-3300
Incident ID VA077004-3300
Dam Name LAUREL CREEK DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential U
State VA
Incident Date 03/14/2019
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Overtopping
Incident Mechanism 2 Erosion
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Dam had overtopped and came very close to failing.   The overtopping was several inches deep over 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the dam.   Head cutting erosion started in several places at the toe of the dam.   
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident
Fatalities (Number) 0
Number of People Evacuated
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated
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Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response
Additional Remarks or Updates The excellent grass cover kept the dam from failing by overtopping erosion being much slower with the excellent grass cover. Original botton drain pipe and prinicipal spillway riser are gone. Single spillway culvert at full capacity at inlet and within
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Incident Duration
Incident Report Produced
Information Sources VA DCR
Owner Type P
Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s) R
EAP N
Year Completed 1974
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 24 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 124 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 10 acres
River Name LAUREL CREEK
Latitude 36.7242
Longitude -81.3635
Regulatory Agency(ies) DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION
NID Number VA077004
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