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Pennsylvania
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 1998

Penn Forest Dam is built on the Wild Creek River and is located in Pennsylvania. It was built in 1998 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Penn Forest Dam
Pennsylvania, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Bethlehem Authority
Owner
Local government

Penn Forest Dam is owned by the local government.

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1998
Completed
Wild Creek River
River built on
Penn Forest Dam was built in 1998.
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Summary
Dam length 2,040 feet
Dam height 151 feet
Max storage 27,600 acre feet
Normal storage 20,000 acre feet
Surface area 462 acres
Drainage area 16 square miles
2,040 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.

151 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.

27,600 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.

20,000 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.

462 acres
Surface area

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

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.

10/26/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 40
Longitude -75
NID ID (National ID) PA00608

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