Broomall’s Dam Update: new Spring date for partial dam breach

Jan 23, 2017 by

As we previously reported, the PA Department of Environmental Protection decided in October 2015 to schedule a partial breach of Broomall’s Dam (see detailed plans here) to resolve the safety issues of a high-hazard dam in disrepair. While the partial breach had been scheduled for Fall 2016, the start date has been moved back to April 30th, with the construction taking 60 days, according to correspondence between the parties. The updated timing is based on the completion of rerouting of utilities such as telephone, electric, gas, and water.

This is planned as a temporary dam removal until the proposed new dam is built. For details including safety, public notice, and 3rd Street access, see our May 2016 update


The Friends of Glen Providence Park continues to support dam removal, stream restoration and a local discussion of an environmentally-sensitive bridge between Media Borough and Upper Providence.


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