National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Provin Mountain Reservoir (MA 00528) Connecticut River Basin, Agawam, Massachusetts. Phase I Inspection Report.
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Provin Mountain Reservoir is a series of four concrete storage reservoirs, averaging 30 feet deep, constructed on the ridge of Provin Mountain in Agawam, Massachusetts. Two of the concrete reservoirs are rectangular in shape and were constructed in 1910 and 1932, respectively. The first reservoir is 288 feet by 320 feet with a maximum height of 30 feet while the second reservoir is 288 feet by 224 feet with a maximum centerline depth of 38 feet. The two other concrete structures are circular and were added to the facility in 1958. These tanks are 29.5 feet in height and 320 feet in diameter. The total storage capacity of the four reservoirs is approximately 60 million gallons or 184 Acre-Feet. The structures are covered with earth and have stone paved side slopes. The following deficiences were observed at the site areas of localized sloughing in the rock slope of the east and west sides of Reservoir No. 1 minor creep with a tendency towards bulging in the lower half of the rock slopes of Reservoir No. 1 and seepage at the toe of the slope, northeast of Reservoir No. 2.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering