National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Lake Wintergreen Dam (CT 00118), Quinnipiac River Basin, Hamden, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.
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The dam consists of two sections. The portion of the dam from the spillway 185 feet to the left is an earthen embankment on the upstream side of a rubble masonry retaining wall. The remaining portion of the dam to the left of the retaining wall is an earthen embankment. According to the existing information, a rubble masonry corewall exists from the spillway 260 feet to the left. The spillway is reported as a 50-foot-wide concrete weir flowing to a steep channel cut into natural rock formations. A 16 inch diameter high level intake approximately 900 or - feet to the right of the dam was used as a supply main. The supply main is operable, however the reservoir is not used as a water supply due to the turbidity and poor color quality of the water. A 12 inch, low level inlet passes through the dam, but is presently inoperable. Based upon visual inspections at the site and past performance history, the dam is judged to be inf air condition. No evidence of structural instability in the retaining wall or the embankment portions of the dam was observed. However, the masonry retaining wall is very irregular making it impossible to detect any misalignment or movement of the wall. There are areas requiring attention. Based upon our hydraulic computations, the spillway capacity is 850 cubic feet per second, which is equivalent to approximately 28 percent of the Test Flood. Peak inflow to the reservoir is 3,500 cubic feet per second peak outflow Test Flood is 3,000 cubic feet per second with the dam overtopped 0.8 feet.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering