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State owned
Built in 1949

New Kernsville Dam is built on the Schuylkill River and is located in Pennsylvania. It was built in 1949 for the purpose of recreation.

The state-owned dam is owned by the Dep.

New Kernsville Dam
Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Core type
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The state-owned dam is owned by the Dep.

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Schuylkill River
River built on
New Kernsville Dam was built in 1949.
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Dam length 1,600 feet
Dam height 45 feet
Max storage 1,260 acre feet
Normal storage 583 acre feet
Surface area 54 acres
Drainage area 340 square miles
1,600 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.

45 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.

1,260 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.

583 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.

54 acres
Surface area

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

340 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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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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 40
Longitude -76
NID ID (National ID) PA00723

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