Accession Number:

ADA143432

Title:

National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Indian Lake Dam (CT 00189), Lower Conn River Basin, Clinton, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

Indian Lake Dam is a stone wall, earth embankment structure, 8 to 15 feet wide at the crest, approximately 125 feet long, and with a maximum height of approximately 12 feet above the stream bed. The spillway is part of the dam itself and is approximately 35 feet long. The crest of the spillway consists of uneven stone and the approach area is silted. The outlet works is a 20 diameter steel pipe, with a gate structure on the upstream side. It is not operational and the stem and rails have been removed. The maximum storage capacity of the reservoir is approximately 49 acre feet at the top of the dam and the drainage area is approximately 6.75 square miles. As a result of the visual inspection, hydrologic and hydraulic computations, and the review of limited available data regarding this facility, the dam is considered to be in POOR condition. The deterioration of the downstream stone masonry wall endangers its stability and represents an apparent hazard to the numerous residences immediately downstream from the dam. The left side of the dam, in particular, is in very poor condition, and the downstream wall of the spillway has large voids where stones have been dislodged in the past. The outflow capacity of the spillway with water level at the top of the dam is 340 cfs, which represents 8 of the test flood outflow.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE