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Pennsylvania
Water Supply
Local government owned

Youghiogheny Intake Dam is a concrete dam built on the Youghiogheny River and is located in Pennsylvania. It was built for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government.

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Youghiogheny Intake Dam
Pennsylvania, U.S.
Dam type
Concrete
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County
Owner
Local government

Youghiogheny Intake Dam is owned by the local government.

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Summary
Dam height 10 feet
Max storage 92 acre feet
Drainage area 762 square miles
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.

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.

762 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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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

Not required
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.

7/23/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 39
Longitude -79
NID ID (National ID) PA01547

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