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Ware, Massachusetts
Hydroelectric
Privately owned
Built in 1890

Ware Lower Dam is built on the Ware River and is located in Ware, Massachusetts. It was built in 1890 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is privately owned by Pioneer Hydro Electric Company, Inc.

Location
Ware Lower Dam
Ware, Massachusetts, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Pioneer Hydro Electric Company, Inc.
Owner
Private

Ware Lower Dam is privately owned by Pioneer Hydro Electric Company, Inc..

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1890
Completed
Ware River
River built on
Ware Lower Dam was built in 1890.
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Summary
Dam length 116 feet
Dam height 18 feet
Max discharge 2,080 cubic feet per second
Max storage 110 acre feet
Normal storage 110 acre feet
Surface area 11 acres
Drainage area 167 square miles
116 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.

18 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.

2,080 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.

110 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.

110 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.

11 acres
Surface area

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

167 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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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

Not required
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.

6/20/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -72
NID ID (National ID) MA83012

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