National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Risley Reservoir Dam (CT 00211), Connecticut River Basin, Vernon & Bolton, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV
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The dam is located on a tributary of the Connecticut River on the town line of Bolton and Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut. It is an earthfill structure approximately 625 ft. long with a maximum depth at its center of 26 ft. The crest width varies from 12 to 15 feet. A vertical granite masonry wall extends from the downstream side of the crest to the bed of Lydall Brook below. The visable part of the upstream embankment has a 1 on 2 to 1 on 3 slope with a riprap face. The downstream embankment consists of cobbles and boulders piled against the face of the masonry wall on an approximate 1 on 1.5 slope. The dam is in generally good condition. It appears to be structurally stable at the present time under normal conditions. Based on its small size and high hazard classification in accordance with the Corps guidelines, the test flood is 12 the PMF. The spillway will pass only about 44 percent of the test flood and is considered inadequate. Recommendations to improve dam safety are 1 Increase spillway capacity 2 Replace 6-in. discharge pipe and relocate valve 3 Add riprap near the center on the downstream side 4 Divert spillway discharge away from the toe of the dam.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering