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Woodville, Connecticut
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 1933

Shepaug Reservoir Dam is built on the Shepaug River and is located in Woodville, Connecticut. It was built in 1933 and modified in 2008 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Lower Shepaug Reservoir.

Location
Shepaug Reservoir Dam
Woodville, Connecticut, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Waterbury
Owner
Local government

Shepaug Reservoir Dam is owned by the local government.

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1933
Completed
2008
Modified
Shepaug River
River built on
Shepaug Reservoir Dam was built in 1933 and modified in 2008.
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Summary
Dam length 500 feet
Dam height 65 feet
Max discharge 18,725 cubic feet per second
Max storage 2,937 acre feet
Normal storage 2,937 acre feet
Surface area 112 acres
Drainage area 38 square miles
500 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.

65 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.

18,725 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

2,937 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.

2,937 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.

112 acres
Surface area

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

38 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.

9/15/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Lower Shepaug Reservoir
Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 41
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) CT00665

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