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Hopkinton, Rhode Island
Recreation
Local government owned
Built in 1885

Ashville Pond Dam is built on the Blue Pond Brook River and is located in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. It was built in 1885 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Ashville Pond Dam
Hopkinton, Rhode Island, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Hopkinton, Town of
Owner
Local government

Ashville Pond Dam is owned by the local government.

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1885
Completed
Blue Pond Brook River
River built on
Ashville Pond Dam was built in 1885.
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Summary
Dam length 250 feet
Dam height 9 feet
Structural height 10 feet
Hydraulic height 9 feet
Max discharge 288 cubic feet per second
Max storage 150 acre feet
Normal storage 116 acre feet
Surface area 32 acres
250 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.

9 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.

10 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

9 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

288 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.

150 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.

116 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.

32 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

8/29/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 41
Longitude -71
NID ID (National ID) RI01404

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