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Pennsylvania
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 1890

Indian Run Dam is an earth dam built on the Indian Run River and is located in Pennsylvania. It was built in 1890 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government. The dam used to be known as Birdsboro Reservoir.

Location
Indian Run Dam
Pennsylvania, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Birdsboro Municipal Authority
Owner
Local government

Indian Run Dam is owned by the local government.

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1890
Completed
Indian Run River
River built on
Indian Run Dam was built in 1890.
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Summary
Dam length 430 feet
Dam height 40 feet
Max storage 92 acre feet
Normal storage 70 acre feet
Surface area 5 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
430 feet
Dam length

Length of the dam is defined as the length along the top of the dam. This also includes the spillway, powerplant, navigation lock, fish pass, etc., where these form part of the length of the dam. If detached from the dam, these structures should not be included.

40 feet
Dam height

Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.

92 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

70 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

5 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

1 square miles
Drainage area

Drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream.

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High
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

Has emergency action plan
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

11/30/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Former name Birdsboro Reservoir
Latitude 40
Longitude -75
NID ID (National ID) PA00713
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