National Dam Inspection Program. Hartford Reservoir Number 1 Dam (CT 00001). Park River Basin, Spice Brook, West Hartford, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV
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Hartford Reservoir No. 1 Dam is a 113-year old earth embankment, approximately 500 feet long with a maximum height of 42 feet, which currently impounds water for use at a downstream power generation facility. The spillway system is capable of discharging 100 percent of the routed test flood outflow. On the date of the inspection, Hartford Reservoir No. 1 Dam appeared to be in fair condition. However, several deficiencies were observed during the inspection. A permanently saturated condition exists at the downstream toe which has been partially corrected with the installation of a portion of the toe drain system. A depression of the downstream face of the embankment extends from the crest to the toe of the dam in the vicinity of the outlet works. An undulated area at the downstream toe of the slope was also observed. Animal burrow holes were observed in the downstream face, and trees are growing in the vicinity of the downstream toe and in the abutment regions. Some riprap has been displaced from the upstream face of the dam.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering