National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Quaddick Reservoir Dam (CT 00184), Thames River Basin, Thompson, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV
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Quaddick Reservoir Dam is an earth embankment about 330 ft. long, with a maximum height of about 12 ft. TWo spillways, with a combined width of 78 ft., occupy a portion of this length. A dike is located in a saddle about 2,000 ft. east of the dam. The dam has a wet well intake structure with a 30 in. dia. outlet pipe controlled by a sluice gate. The drainage areas is about 24 sq. mi, and the maximum active storage to the top of the dam is 5,100 acre-ft. The dam and dike are judged to be in generally fair condition. The side walls of the west spillway appear to have been overtopped, resulting in some erosion of the embankment. The backfill along the east spillway has also settled. Most of the riprap protection downstream from both spillway chutes has been washed away. The masonry wall at the downstream end of the outlet pope is in poor condition. Brush and saplings have become established downstream of the west abutment area, in the east spillway discharge channel and on the upstream slope. There are several areas of local erosion on the crest, upstream and downstream slopes, and some rodent burrows on the downstream slope. Seepage was noted below the toe in the right abutment area and through the masonry outlet wall. The test flood would overtop the dam by about 1.3 ft. and the dike by about 2.8 ft. The combined spillways would pass about 30 percent of the test flood without overtopping the dam or dike provided that the stoplogs were not installed on the west spillway crest.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering