National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams, Lake Wyola (MA 00510), Connecticut River Basin, Shutesbury, Massachusetts. Phase I Inspection Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV
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The dam is a 232 foot long, 14 foot high masonry embankment dam with a concrete spillway. The dam was originally constructed in 1883 and its primary purpose now is for recreation. The visual inspection did not disclose any findings that indicate an immediate unsafe condition. This dam is in generally good condition. It is felt however, that certain items which are generally normal maintenance and operational procedures need attention. These include removal of vegetation surrounding the dam, placement of riprap on the discharge channel banks and floor, monitoring of wet areas, and establishment of a formal warning system. The dams spillway can pass only 16 percent of the 2870 cfs test flood outflow.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering