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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Federal ownership
Built in 1854

Greenwood Lake Dam is built on the Bungay River and is located in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. It was built in 1854 and modified in 1996H .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Location
Greenwood Lake Dam
North Attleboro, Massachusetts, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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US Fish and Wildlife Service
Owner
Federal

Greenwood Lake Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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1854
Completed
1996H
Modified
Unknown; Gei Consultants, Inc.
Dam designer
Bungay River
River built on
Greenwood Lake Dam was built in 1854 and modified in 1996H.
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Summary
Dam length 600 feet
Dam height 12 feet
Structural height 18 feet
Hydraulic height 12 feet
Max discharge 2,009 cubic feet per second
Max storage 626 acre feet
Normal storage 361 acre feet
Surface area 128 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
600 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.

12 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.

18 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.

12 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.

2,009 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.

626 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.

361 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.

128 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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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.

9/21/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 6 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 41
Longitude -71
NID ID (National ID) MA00855

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