Accession Number : ADA155634


Title :   National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Muddy cove Pond Dam (MA 00793) Taunton River Basin, Dighton, Massachusetts. Phase I Inspection Report.


Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a155634.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 75


Abstract : Muddy Cove Pond Dam is approximately 985 feet long including the spillway and has a maximum height of approximately 32 feet. It consists of an embankment with riprap wave protection on the upstream face and a loamed and seeded crest and downstream face. The spillway is located approximately two thirds of the distance across the dam from the left abutment. The facility is considered in good condition. There are no obvious signs of impending failure or conditions which would warrant urgent remedial measures. The estimated test flood stage is about 2.7 feet below the spillway abutments. An investigation is recommended to evaluate the observed seepage at the toe of the dam embankment. Recommended remedial measures include the removal of brush from riprap and along spillway walls, restoration of eroded areas along spillway walls and gatehouse, filling of animal burrows, the monitoring of riprap erosion and seepage at embankment toe, and maintenance of the gatehouse door and reservoir sluice gate.


Descriptors :   *EARTH DAMS , HAZARDS , FAILURE , TUNNELS , EROSION , DEFICIENCIES , INSPECTION , SAFETY , PROTECTION , WALLS , VISUAL INSPECTION , ANIMALS , FLOODING , EMBANKMENTS , WAVES , FILLING , MASSACHUSETTS , SEEPAGE , SPILLWAYS , DAMS


Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE