Lower Owl Creek Dam

Project Name

Lower Owl Creek Dam


Schuylkill County, PA

Project Description

This project scope included replacing the existing spillway and raise the overall height of the dam. This also involved new control valves and slip lining the existing pipe lines, then building the new spillway with a vehicle and cast in place pedestrian bridge. Embankment work consisted of installation of a new seepage toe train, embankment blanket drainage, piping, & seepage monitoring pits. Lastly we placed roller compacted concrete over the entire backside of the dam for additional armoring. The project progressed as water continued to flow through the dam at all times, as well as placing a concrete plant on site and to provide the 4000 CY of roller compacted concrete.

Owner’s Name

Borough of Tamaqua


Alfred Benesch & Company