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Torrington, Connecticut
Recreation
Privately owned

Old Brass Mill Pond Dam is built on the West BR Naugatuck R. River and is located in Torrington, Connecticut. It was built for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Heritage Land Trust. It is also known as West Branch Dam American Brass CO Dam.

Location
Old Brass Mill Pond Dam
Torrington, Connecticut, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Heritage Land Trust
Owner
Private

Old Brass Mill Pond Dam is privately owned by Heritage Land Trust.

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Summary
Dam length 370 feet
Dam height 22 feet
Normal storage 72 acre feet
Surface area 6 acres
Drainage area 33 square miles
370 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.

22 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.

72 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.

6 acres
Surface area

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

33 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.

12/13/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 7 years.

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Also known as West Branch Dam American Brass CO Dam
Latitude 41
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) CT00101

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