National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Success Lake Dam (CT 00079), Connecticut Coastal Basin, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.
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The Success Lake Dam, constructed in 1875, is a 132-foot-long, 17-foot-high structure composed of two earthfill embankments and a central 33-foot-long broad crested spillway. The original timber spillway decking has since been capped with concrete. Flow over the spillway is channeled through five 4-foot-wide, 2-foot-high openings, and one 3.3-foot-wide, 2-foot-high, opening formed by the bridge piers. Two cast ion conduits pass through the earthfill embankment at the right abutment of the dam and provide additional outlets from the impoundment. Visual inspection of the site indicated that the dam is in poor condition. The inspection revealed the following deterioration of the vertical downstream face of the spillway, cracked and missing portions of the concrete spillway and downstream interfaces of the spillway and abutments, exposed aggregate on the concrete spillway cap, seepage along the toe of the left embankment has resulted in a 20-foot by 30-foot marshy area approximately 40 feet from the dam, and a potentially inoperable low-level outlet.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering