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Nashua, New Hampshire
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1949

Merrimack River Right Bank FDR Dam is an earth dam built on the Merrimack River and is located in Nashua, New Hampshire. It was built in 1949 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Nashua Flood Control Levee.

Location
Merrimack River Right Bank FDR Dam
Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Nashua
Owner
Local government

Merrimack River Right Bank FDR Dam is owned by the local government.

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1949
Completed
Merrimack River
River built on
Merrimack River Right Bank FDR Dam was built in 1949.
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Summary
Dam length 3,025 feet
Dam height 15 feet
Drainage area 4,000 square miles
3,025 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.

15 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.

4,000 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.

No 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.

6/22/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Nashua Flood Control Levee
Latitude 42
Longitude -71
NID ID (National ID) NH03813

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