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.
Old Brass Mill Pond Dam is privately owned by Heritage Land Trust.
|Dam length||370 feet|
|Dam height||22 feet|
|Normal storage||72 acre feet|
|Surface area||6 acres|
|Drainage area||33 square miles|
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.
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.
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.
Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.
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.
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.
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.
Inspections are every 7 years.
|Also known as||West Branch Dam American Brass CO Dam|
|NID ID (National ID)||CT00101|