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Massachusetts
Recreation
Local government owned
Built in 1877

Fernwood Lake South Dike Dam is an earth dam built on the Annisquam River and is located in Massachusetts. It was built in 1877 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Fernwood Lake South Dike Dam
Massachusetts, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Gloucester, Department of Public Works
Owner
Local government

Fernwood Lake South Dike Dam is owned by the local government.

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1877
Completed
Annisquam River
River built on
Fernwood Lake South Dike Dam was built in 1877.
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Summary
Dam length 325 feet
Dam height 8 feet
Hydraulic height 8 feet
Max storage 317 acre feet
Normal storage 225 acre feet
Surface area 28 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
325 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.

8 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.

8 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.

317 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.

225 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.

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.

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.

3/22/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -70
NID ID (National ID) MA02269

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