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Massachusetts
Recreation
State owned

Nye Pond Dam is an earth dam located in Massachusetts. It was built for the purpose of recreation.

The state-owned dam is owned by the DFG - Dept. of Fish and Game.

Location
Nye Pond Dam
Massachusetts, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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DFG - Dept. of Fish and Game
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the DFG - Dept. of Fish and Game.

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Summary
Dam height 13 feet
Hydraulic height 11 feet
Max storage 54 acre feet
Normal storage 42 acre feet
Drainage area 1 square miles
13 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.

11 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.

54 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.

42 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.

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.

11/17/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 41
Longitude -70
NID ID (National ID) MA02469

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