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Colyer Lake Dam

Colyer Lake Dam

State College, PA, USA

Category: Water Treatment & Storage


Colyer Lake is a 77-acre reservoir created by a dam on Sinking Creek. It is a popular recreational attraction – for boating, fishing and swimming – in central Pennsylvania. However, due to the dubious condition of the dam and the emergency spillway, the reservoir was partially drained to lower the water level and reduce stress on the compromised structures.

Products Used:

PENETRON ADMIX – in pre-measured soluble bags – was used to provide durability and waterproofing security for the crest of the spillway at the Colyer Lake Dam. The admixture also eliminated the seepage problems, and the RCC armoring allows the entire embankment to act as an emergency spillway during any flooding situations.

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