The Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) has requested and is receiving assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for Beaver Creek Dam through the National Dams Rehabilitation Program.
Beaver Creek Dam is located in East Brandywine Township, and its flood impoundment basin is located in both East Brandywine and West Brandywine Townships. The Beaver Creek Dam provides flood protection for 10 municipalities located throughout the lower East Branch and mainstem Brandywine Creek corridor. The dam was constructed by NRCS in partnership with the Chester County Board of Commissioners, CCWRA and other state and local partners, and is now owned and operated by CCWRA.
Beaver Creek Dam was completed in 1974 to address flood control needs and is currently serving that purpose in a safe and reliable manner. The dam was designed and constructed to meet the dam safety engineering standards in place at that time. Since then, advances in dam safety engineering have resulted in new design standards that are above and beyond those used for Beaver Creek Dam. The purpose of the Rehabilitation Project is to construct improvements to meet current dam safety standards. In addition, the Rehabilitation Project is evaluating other aspects of the dam that could improve the dam and extend its service life. This Rehabilitation Project began in November 2011 and is currently in the Design Phase.
Materials for Review
We encourage you to review these materials and to contact us if you would like to discuss the Planning Study. We will provide periodic updates as the study proceeds.
For additional information regarding the Rehabilitation Project, please contact:
Janet L. Bowers, P.G.
Chester County Water Resources Authority