Beach City Dam
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 83

Long Description:
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 Beach City Day Use Area on a seasonal basis (April – October).

Waterway where the dam is located: South Fork Sugar Creek

Main use of the Water Dam: Flood Control

Material used in the structure: embankment

Height of Dam: 64 feet

Date built: 01/01/1936

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: yes

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