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Massachusetts
Recreation
Local government owned

Red Dam is an earth dam built on the North Branch Millers River and is located in Massachusetts. It was built for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Red Dam
Massachusetts, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Town of Winchendon, Department of Public Works
Owner
Local government

Red Dam is owned by the local government.

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None
North Branch Millers River
River built on
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Summary
Dam length 312 feet
Dam height 15 feet
Hydraulic height 7 feet
Max storage 30 acre feet
Normal storage 8 acre feet
Surface area 2 acres
Drainage area 18 square miles
312 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.

15 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.

7 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.

30 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.

8 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.

2 acres
Surface area

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

18 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.

11/8/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -72
NID ID (National ID) MA02345
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