Accession Number:

ADA156536

Title:

National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Berry Pond Dam (NH 00105), NHWRB 195.01, Merrimack River Basin, Pittsfield, New Hampshire. Phase I Inspection Report.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

Berry Pond Dam is an earth embankment 185 feet long and 12 feet high, with a stop-logged spillway, 11 feet wide and 7 feet high. The dam was superimposed in 1967 upon an earlier rock crib dam built in 1884. Three pipes penetrate the dam, two of which are abandoned. The operative pipe, a gated 8 in. line, regulates flow through a man-made channel to a downstream water supply reservoir for the Town of Pittsfield. It is small in size with a low hazard classification. The dams condition is rated as fair but deficiencies were found in freeboard, in emergency discharge provisions, and in draw-down capability. Keywords include Inspection, Dam safety, Merrimack River Basin, Pittsfield, New Hampshire, and Tributary to Suncook River.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE