BEAVER CREEK DAM - VA089003-3304
Incident ID VA089003-3304
Dam Name BEAVER CREEK DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential H
State VA
Incident Date 05/21/2018
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Spillway Chute Failure
Incident Mechanism 2
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Damage due to excessive rain. Unable to maintain the lower pool level of 18” down from crest of their concrete spillway, and water is again flowing through their damaged concrete spillway. Voids under the concrete spillway and heaved slab sections on th
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
Fatalities (Number) 0
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Additional Remarks or Updates It was then found that even with flows as low as 0.5 CFS (about 225 gallons per minute)in the spillway there was continual and significant amounts of subslab base material from under the spillway concrete spillway eroding out and depositing into the plun
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Information Sources VA DCR
Owner Type L
Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s) S
EAP Y
Year Completed 0
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 70 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 6603 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 206 acres
River Name BEAVER CREEK
Latitude 36.7433
Longitude -79.875
Regulatory Agency(ies) DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION
NID Number VA089003
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