National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Falls Pond Dam (MA 00865), Taunton River Basin, North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Phase I Inspection Report.
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Falls Pond Dam is an earthfill dam with a vertical stone masonry wall on the downstream face. The dam is a maximum 19 feet high and 185 feet long including main and auxiliary spillways at the south abutment. The main spillway is separated into three bays, each 15 feet long and controlled by a steel tainter gate. The auxiliary spillway is located adjacent to the main spillway and is ungated. Generally, the dam is i fair condition. Th following are deficiencies and visible signs of distress at the site lack of a low-level outlet for draining the pond deterioration of the downstream stone masonry wall slight seepage through a crack on the auxiliary spillway, and at the toe of the main spillway spalled concrete on both spillways missing and dislodged riprap on the upstream face of the dam trees growing on the embankment and the accumulation of debris on the spillways and in the discharge channel. An outflow test flood of 7,010 cfs will overtop the dam by 3.1 feet. The spillways have the capacity to discharge 55 percent of the test flood before the dam is overtopped.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering