Accession Number:

ADA155575

Title:

National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Cambridge Reservoir Dam (MA 00750), Massachusetts Coastal Area, Waltham, Massachusetts. Phase I Inspection Report.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

The dam is a 32.5 foot high, 1,850 foot long earth embankment structure containing a gated masonry intake structure, an 18 foot long masonry spillway and an indicated concrete corewall. The visual inspection generally indicated the dam to be in fair condition. Riprap on the upper part of the upstream slope was displaced in several locations. Sloughing of the slope near the crest and erosion of the spillway discharge channel were also observed. Water mains were observed along the crest and large trees were present on the downstream slope. The combined capacity of the intake structure and spillway under flood conditions would be 1,120 cfs or 47 percent of the test flood outflow.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE