Pikes Creek Dam

Owner : Pennsylvania American Water

Pikes Creek dam is owned and operated by American Water Works Service Company Inc.

The reservoir is part of the drinking water supply network serving Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

A flood reassessment revealed that the spillway and the return channel were incapable of discharging the revised design flood.

The dam owner decided to lower the auxiliary spillway crest, while maintaining the top of the crest at its original level by installing fusegates.

United States
Date of completion
On going
Performance
Increase spillway discharge capacity
Fusegate type
Labyrinth
Number
18
Height
2.84 m
Width
4.23 m