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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1968

Little Schuylkill River (Pa-422) Dam is an earth dam built on the Little Schuylkill River and is located in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1968 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Little Schuylkill DRY Dam.

Location
Little Schuylkill River (Pa-422) Dam
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Schuylkill County Board of Commissioners
Owner
Local government

Little Schuylkill River (Pa-422) Dam is owned by the local government.

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1968
Completed
USDA NRCS
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Little Schuylkill River
River built on
Little Schuylkill River (Pa-422) Dam was built in 1968.
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Summary
Dam length 700 feet
Dam height 87 feet
Max storage 6,000 acre feet
Drainage area 16 square miles
700 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.

87 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.

6,000 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.

16 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.

7/15/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Little Schuylkill DRY Dam
Former name 0
Latitude 40
Longitude -76
NID ID (National ID) PA00655

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