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Pennsylvania
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 2004

Mcdowell Detention Basin Dam is an earth dam built on the TR Lake Erie River and is located in Pennsylvania. It was built in 2004 and modified in 2011H for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Mcdowell Detention Basin Dam
Pennsylvania, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Millcreek Township
Owner
Local government

Mcdowell Detention Basin Dam is owned by the local government.

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2004
Completed
2011H
Modified
TR Lake Erie River
River built on
Mcdowell Detention Basin Dam was built in 2004 and modified in 2011H.
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Summary
Dam length 380 feet
Dam height 10 feet
Max storage 15 acre feet
Drainage area 0 square miles
380 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.

10 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.

15 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.

0 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.

10/5/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -80
NID ID (National ID) PA01821

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