Beach City Dam
Posted by: Stephen2
N 40° 38.104 W 081° 33.456
17T E 452847 N 4498396
Quick Description: Beach City Dam in Beach City, Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2007 12:07:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM1NE9
Beach City Dam, in Tuscarawas County
southeast of Beach City and
just downstream of the mouth of the South Fork, was constructed in
1936 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the purpose
of flood control.
This site has bicycling, boating,
fishing, hiking (no marked
trails though) and picnicking.
Beach City Dam is located near the
northern border of Tuscarawas
County, Ohio, on Sugar Creek, a tributary of the Tuscarawas River,
about nine miles above New Philadelphia, Ohio. The dam was
completed in 1936 for flood control and water conservation in the
Muskingum Watershed area. The embankment has a height of 64 feet
and crest width of 35 feet. The dam is 5600 feet long and of that
1600 feet is the main embankment having an impervious core with
pervious shells. The dike extension of the dam is impervious fill
and has a height of 5 to 20 feet. A weir just above the intake
structure maintains the reservoir level. Gates are 7X15 feet
caterpillar type, located in the intake structure. Beach City also
operates three levees and a pump station at Brewster, Ohio, located
5 ½ miles upstream of the dam. Restrooms are provided at the
City Day Use Area on a seasonal basis (April – October).