Accession Number:

ADA155632

Title:

National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams, Sudbury Dam (MA 00741), Merrimack River Basin, Southborough, Massachusetts. Phase I Inspection Report.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

Sudbury Dam is a dam of intermediate size, consisting of an earth embankment approximately 70 ft. high and a central stone masonry ogee spillway, together approximately 2000 ft. long. The dam is generally in good condition. There were no obvious signs of failure or conditions which would warrant urgent remedial treatment. Hydraulic analyses indicate that the spillway is adequate in size to safely pass the test flood, determined to be the probable maximum flood, without overtopping the dam. Recommendations for remedial work include cutting of grass and brush on the downstream slope and immediately downstream of the toe, and pointing of facing stones at the spillway crest and elsewhere as required.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE