National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams, Thames River Basin, Norwich, Connecticut, Spaulding Pond Dam (CT 00202), Spaulding Pond Dike (CT 01685). Phase I Inspection Report.
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The dam, constructed in 1964 and 1965 to replace an earlier dam which failed in 1963 is an earth embankment approximately 435 feet in length with an emergency spillway at its right end. It is approximately 30.5 feet in height and has a maximum design storage of approximately 235 acre-feet. The principal spillway is a drop inlet structure. The dike, built the same time as the dam is approximately 740 feet in length and 18.5 feet in height. The upstream slope is protected by riprap to approximately 3 feet above the normal pool and grassed to the top of the slope. There is a paved roadway along the top of the dike embankment and the downstream slope is grassed and contains a toe drain. Based upon the visual inspection and past performance, the project, is judged to be in good condition. No evidence of instability of either the dam or dike was observed. Peak inflow to the pond at PMF is 780 cubic feet per second cfs peak outflow is 490 cfs with the dam and dike maintaining 3.0 feet of freeboard. The combined spillway capacity to the top of the project is 1142 cfs, which is equivalent to 230 of the routed test flood outflow.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering