National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Forest Park Upper Dam (MA 00568), Connecticut River Basin, Springfield, Massachusetts. Phase I Inspection Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV
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Forest Park Upper Dam is an earthen embankment approximately 450 feet long and 23 feet high, the 40 foot wide crest carries a park roadway. A semicircular drop inlet spillway located near the center of the dams upstream face discharges into a culvert beneath the embankment. The gated reservoir drain is incorporated in the spillway weir. The presence of numerous trees and eroded areas on the embankment resulted in the dam being considered only in fair condition. The spillway was determined to be adequate to pass the routed test flood outflow of 1475 cfs with approximately 5.1 feet of freeboard remaining for the dam. The maximum spillway capacity with a flood stage at the top of the dam is 2160 cfs. An investigation is recommended to determine appropriate modifications and repairs for the protection of embankment slopes. Remedial measures to be taken by the Owner include the temporary repair of eroded areas, the cleaning and repair of catch basins and drains and the repair of the spillway and outlet culvert.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering