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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Owned High-Hazard, Unsafe
Dams Managed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
High-Hazard, Unsafe Dam Revitalization Program Update
As of March 12, 2015
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  • The Fish & Boat Commission manages 23 Commonwealth-owned dams that were, or currently are, considered as high-hazard, unsafe.
  • High-hazard, unsafe dams have deficiencies of such a nature that if not corrected and the dams were to fail, substantial property damage and a probable loss of human life could occur.
  • Criteria used to identify the highest priority dam repairs include the number of people impacted by any potential failure, cost of repairs, immediacy of needed repairs, contributions and funding commitments by local partners, economic impact of the dam structure, recreational fishing and boating opportunities, and other variables or identified benefits.
  • Two projects have been removed from high-hazard, unsafe status; six projects are 100% funded and construction activities are complete; five projects are 100% funded.
  • In today’s dollars, estimated construction funding of $47.2 million is needed to address ten high-hazard, unsafe dams and an additional, estimated $12 to $15 million is needed for phase 2 of the Hereford Manor Lakes dam replacement project.
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High-Hazard, Unsafe Dams - PFBC Managed
PA map showing deficient dams
Name of Dam County Construction Costs.
Red=Estimated
Black=Actual
(millions)
Construction Funding Project
Status
Additional Information
Meadow Grounds Fulton $4.5 FMG - $100,000
Remainder Unidentified
Design initiated nearby lakes lake info
Donegal Westmoreland $4.7 Unidentified Design initiated nearby lakes lake info
Belmont Wayne $3.5 Unidentified Pre-design initiated nearby lakes lake info
Minsi Northampton $3.1 Unidentified Design and permitting initiated nearby lakes lake info
Somerset Somerset $7.4 SLAC - $100,000
Remainder Unidentified
Design initiated nearby lakes lake info
Kyle Jefferson $4.2 Unidentified Design and permitting initiated nearby lakes lake info
Lower Woods Wayne $7.5 Unidentified Pre-design initiated nearby lakes lake info
Hereford Manor – Phase II Beaver $12.0 Unidentified PFBC and local groups developed Phase II plans for the construction of a single replacement dam concept. nearby lakes lake info
Miller Wayne $6.0 Unidentified Preliminary planning initiated nearby lakes lake info
Hankins Wayne $300,000
(breach only)
Unidentified Preliminary planning initiated nearby lakes lake info
White Oak Wayne $6.0 Unidentified Preliminary planning initiated nearby lakes lake info
Glade Run Butler $4.3 100% funded
bulletGBO - $2.0 million
bulletPFBC – $2.0 million
bulletGlade Run Lake Conservancy - $300,000
Design and permitting completed nearby lakes lake info
Speedwell Forge
(Speedwell Forge & other High-Hazard Dams presentation – Nov. 16, 2011)
Lancaster $6.4 100% funded
bulletGBO - $5 million
bulletPFBC/FEMA - $1.4 million
Construction initiated nearby lakes lake info
Nessmuk Tioga $1.0 100% funded
bulletH2o PA - $1.0 million
Construction initiated nearby lakes lake info
Canonsburg Washington $2.216 100% funded
bulletH2o PA - $2.216 million
Complete nearby lakes lake info
Dutch Fork Washington $4.4 100% funded
bulletH2o PA - $4.284 million
bulletPFBC/GG2 - $114,556.04
Complete nearby lakes lake info
Stevens Wyoming $3.5 No costs Removed from HH list. Calculations certified by DEP that dam has capacity to manage 52% of Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP). nearby lakes lake info
Colyer Centre $4.21 100% funded
bulletGBO - $4.1 million
bulletSave Colyer Lake Inc. - $100,000
Construction initiated nearby lakes lake info
Virgin Run Fayette $4.2 $125,000 - PFBC Removed from HH list. PFBC funded acquisition of downstream property and house. nearby lakes lake info
Lower Hereford Manor
Upper Hereford Manor
Beaver $3.1 100% funded Phase 1
bulletH2o PA - $3.1 million
Phase 1 Complete nearby lakes lake info
Opossum Cumberland $3.3 100% funded
bulletGBO - $1.45 million
bulletCumberland County/DEP GG2 - $609,000
bulletLower Frankford Twp. - $90,000
bulletPFBC/GG2 - $1.25 million
Complete nearby lakes lake info
Leaser Lehigh $3.5 100 % funded
bulletGBO - $1.45 million
bulletPFBC/GG2 - $316,000
bulletDCNR/GG2 - $750,000
bulletDEP/GG2 - $500,000
bulletLehigh County - $500,000
Complete nearby lakes lake info
Tamarack Crawford $11.9 100% funded
bulletH2o PA - $11.9 million
Design and permitting initiated nearby lakes lake info
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Pennsylvania Lakes -- Funding
Leaser Lake Opossum Lake Virgin Run Lake Lake Nessmuk Stevens Lake Speedwell Forge Lake Lake Somerset Minsi Lake Tamarack Lake Kyle Lake Glade Run Lake Dutch Fork Lake Donegal Lake Meadow Grounds Lake Colyer Lake Canonsburg Lake Belmont Lake Hereford Manor Lakes Miller Pond Lower Woods Pond White Oak Pond Hankins Pond
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