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Massachusetts
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1800

Box Pond Dam is built on the Charles River and is located in Massachusetts. It was built in 1800 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Unionville Commercial Realty Trust.

Location
Box Pond Dam
Massachusetts, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Unionville Commercial Realty Trust
Owner
Private

Box Pond Dam is privately owned by Unionville Commercial Realty Trust.

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1800
Completed
Charles River
River built on
Box Pond Dam was built in 1800.
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Summary
Dam length 125 feet
Dam height 9 feet
Hydraulic height 6 feet
Max storage 149 acre feet
Normal storage 91 acre feet
Drainage area 15 square miles
125 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.

6 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.

149 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.

91 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.

15 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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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

Not required
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.

8/20/2009
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 10 years.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -71
NID ID (National ID) MA00790

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