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Chester, Connecticut
Water Supply
Public utility owned
Built in 1854

Deep Hollow Reservoir Dam is built on the Great Brook River and is located in Chester, Connecticut. It was built in 1854 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the public utility, Connecticut Water Company. It is also known as Wilcox Reservoir.

Location
Deep Hollow Reservoir Dam
Chester, Connecticut, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Connecticut Water Company
Owner
Public utility

Deep Hollow Reservoir Dam is owned by the public utility, Connecticut Water Company.

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1854
Completed
Great Brook River
River built on
Deep Hollow Reservoir Dam was built in 1854.
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Summary
Dam length 352 feet
Dam height 28 feet
Max discharge 509 cubic feet per second
Max storage 255 acre feet
Normal storage 200 acre feet
Surface area 28 acres
Drainage area 4 square miles
352 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.

28 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.

509 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.

255 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.

200 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.

28 acres
Surface area

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

4 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.

11/4/2014
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Wilcox Reservoir
Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 41
Longitude -72
NID ID (National ID) CT00394

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