National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Woronoco Mills (60 Feet) Dam MA 00738, Woronoco Mills (29 Feet) Dam MA 00737, Connecticut River Basin, Russell, Massachusetts. Phase I Inspection Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV
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The dams are in fair condition, due to the potential overtopping of the dams during the occurrence of the test flood and the reported overtopping of the dams during prior floods. There is some eroding of concrete joints in the dam, deteriorated concrete on appurtenant structures and observed seepage both from the joints in the concrete and from the embankments. The east dike is heavily overgrown with brush and young trees. Hydraulic analysis indicates that the test flood stage would be at elevation 240.3 which is approximately 4.3 feet above the top of the right embankment. Approximately 95 percent of the test flood would pass over the 60 foot dam, 29 foot dam and the small dam spillways. The remaining flow would be over the right embankment between the screen house and the mill building.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering