National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Unionville Reservoir Upper Dam (CT 00267), Farmington River Basin, Avon, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV
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The dam of the Upper Unionville Reservoir is an earth embankment with a concrete spillway. It is approximately 220 feet long, 23.8 feet high and has a maximum top width of 10 feet. The Unionville Reservoir Upper Dam was probably constructed in 1909. The Town of Avon presently owns and operates the dam and appurtenant structures. The dam is presently used for passive recreation and to fill the lower pond which is used for swimming. Based on the visual inspection and past operational performance, the dam is judged to be in FAIR condition. A wet area was noted at the downstream toe of the western embankment and there was erosion andor settlement on the downstream face and top of the embankments. The cover of the intake tower is in fair condition and manhole steps in the intake tower are in poor condition. Access to the tower would be difficult during flood conditions. The test flood for this dam is 12 the Probable Maximum Flood PMF. The test flood has an inflow equal to 1020 cfs and an outflow discharge equal to 1020 cfs with a stillwater elevation of 397.2 which will overtop the dam by 0.9 feet. The maximum outflow capacity of the spillway with the water surface at the top of the dam is 100 cfs, which is 10 percent of the test flood outflow.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering