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Westport, Connecticut
Water Supply
Public utility owned
Built in 1941

Popps Mountain Dike Dam is a concrete dam built on the Saugatuck River and is located in Westport, Connecticut. It was built in 1941 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the public utility, Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut. It is also known as Saugatuck Reservoir.

Location
Popps Mountain Dike Dam
Westport, Connecticut, U.S.
Dam type
Concrete
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut
Owner
Public utility

Popps Mountain Dike Dam is owned by the public utility, Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut.

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1941
Completed
Saugatuck River
River built on
Popps Mountain Dike Dam was built in 1941.
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Summary
Dam length 670 feet
Dam height 36 feet
Max storage 42,000 acre feet
Normal storage 36,800 acre feet
Surface area 868 acres
Drainage area 35 square miles
670 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.

36 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.

42,000 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.

36,800 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.

868 acres
Surface area

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

35 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.

10/4/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Saugatuck Reservoir
Distance to nearest town (miles) 7
Latitude 41
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) CT00108
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