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Oxford, Connecticut
Public utility owned
Built in 1919

Stevenson Dam is built on the Housatonic River and is located in Oxford, Connecticut. It was built in 1919 and modified in 1988S .

The dam is owned by the public utility, Firstlight Hydro Generating Company.

Location
Stevenson Dam
Oxford, Connecticut, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Firstlight Hydro Generating Company
Owner
Public utility

Stevenson Dam is owned by the public utility, Firstlight Hydro Generating Company.

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1919
Completed
1988S
Modified
Housatonic River
River built on
Stevenson Dam was built in 1919 and modified in 1988S.
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Summary
Dam length 1,250 feet
Dam height 103 feet
Max discharge 213,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 26,500 acre feet
Normal storage 23,520 acre feet
Surface area 1,032 acres
Drainage area 1,542 square miles
1,250 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.

103 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.

213,000 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.

26,500 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.

23,520 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.

1,032 acres
Surface area

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

1,542 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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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.

6/18/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 41
Longitude -73
NID ID (National ID) CT00023

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