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Charlemont, Massachusetts
Hydroelectric
Privately owned
Built in 1974

Bear Swamp - East Dike Dam is built on the Deerfield River and is located in Charlemont, Massachusetts. It was built in 1974 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is privately owned by Bear Swamp Power Company LLC. It is also known as Bear Swamp Upper Reservoir Dike.

Location
Bear Swamp - East Dike Dam
Charlemont, Massachusetts, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Bear Swamp Power Company LLC
Owner
Private

Bear Swamp - East Dike Dam is privately owned by Bear Swamp Power Company LLC.

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1974
Completed
Deerfield River
River built on
Bear Swamp - East Dike Dam was built in 1974.
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Summary
Dam length 789 feet
Dam height 50 feet
Max storage 5,100 acre feet
Normal storage 5,100 acre feet
Surface area 118 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
789 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.

50 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.

5,100 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.

5,100 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.

118 acres
Surface area

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

0 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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High
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

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.

5/25/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Bear Swamp Upper Reservoir Dike
Distance to nearest town (miles) 8
Latitude 42
Longitude -72
NID ID (National ID) MA00976

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