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Pomfret, Connecticut
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1960

Abbott's Pond Dam is an earth dam built on the Mashamoquet BR Trib River and is located in Pomfret, Connecticut. It was built in 1960 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Trout Brook LLC. It is also known as Abbott's Pond.

Location
Abbott's Pond Dam
Pomfret, Connecticut, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Soil
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Trout Brook LLC
Owner
Private

Abbott's Pond Dam is privately owned by Trout Brook LLC.

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1960
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Mashamoquet BR Trib River
River built on
Abbott's Pond Dam was built in 1960.
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Summary
Dam length 440 feet
Dam height 34 feet
Max discharge 35 cubic feet per second
Max storage 382 acre feet
Normal storage 250 acre feet
Surface area 26 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
440 feet
Dam length

Length of the dam is defined as the length along the top of the dam. This also includes the spillway, powerplant, navigation lock, fish pass, etc., where these form part of the length of the dam. If detached from the dam, these structures should not be included.

34 feet
Dam height

Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.

35 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

382 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

250 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

26 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

1 square miles
Drainage area

Drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream.

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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

Has emergency action plan
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

5/7/2013
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Abbott's Pond
Latitude 41
Longitude -71
NID ID (National ID) CT00582
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