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Massachusetts
Water Supply
State owned
Built in 1939

Quabbin Winsor Dam is an earth dam built on the Swift River and is located in Massachusetts. It was built in 1939 for the purpose of water supply.

The state-owned dam is owned by the DCR - Dept. of Conservation & Recreation.

Location
Quabbin Winsor Dam
Massachusetts, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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DCR - Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the DCR - Dept. of Conservation & Recreation.

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1939
Completed
Swift River
River built on
Quabbin Winsor Dam was built in 1939.
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Summary
Dam length 2,640 feet
Dam height 170 feet
Hydraulic height 150 feet
Max storage 1,810,000 acre feet
Normal storage 1,265,200 acre feet
Surface area 25,216 acres
Drainage area 187 square miles
2,640 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.

170 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.

150 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.

1,810,000 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.

1,265,200 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.

25,216 acres
Surface area

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

187 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.

8/4/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -72
NID ID (National ID) MA00588

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