National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Pritchards Pond Dam (CT 00033), Naugatuck River Basin, Waterbury, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.
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Pritchards Pond Dam is an embankment dam formed by Pearl Lake Road. It has a total length of 249 feet and a maximum height of 8.7 feet. The exact age of the dam is not known but it is believed to be at least 100 years old. There is a no longer functioning outlet box located on the right side of the dam that presumably controlled a 6-inch cast iron outlet pipe on the downstream side of the dam. There is a bar screen and 4 foot wide overflow spillway located in the center of the dam. This spillway drops down to a 15-inch pipe which outlets at the downstream side of the dam. The downstream side has a stone masonry wall along approximately 90 feet of the dams length, with varying heights. The dam is owned and operated by the Risdon Manufacturing Company, 2100 South Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut. Although it once augmented the plants water supply, it no longer is used for that purpose. Any present uses are strictly recreational. The dam appears in good shape but requires some work. Specifically, this would include developing a functioning outlet works, spillway maintenance and removal of trees on or close to the dam.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering