National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams, Oxoboxo Lake Dam (CT 00238), Thames River Basin, Montville, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV
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Oxoboxo Lake Dam is an earth dam with vertical masonry facing. The dam has a maximum height of 26.0 feet and is approximately 166.0 feet long, including the spillway. The top of the embankment has a typical width of 45.0 feet with a grassed surface. The spillway is located on the right abutment of the dam and is a broad crested overflow section with vertical masonry training walls. Due to its age, Oxoboxo Lake Dam was neither designed nor constructed by approved state of the art methods. Based on the visual inspection at the site, the lack of engineering data available and no operational or maintenance evidence, there are areas of concern which must be corrected to assure the long term performance of this dam. This dam is considered to be in fair condition. There are several visible signs of distress which indicate a potential hazard at this site seepage at the left abutment interface, outlet conduit within the dam itself and along the spillway training walls, in-operable low-level spillway gates, damaged trash screen at the outlet works, obstructed downstream channels and a general lack of proper and regular maintenance. A spillway design test flood outflow of 2228 C.F.S. one-half of the probable maximum flood will overtop the dam by approximately 2.66 feet.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering