Accession Number : ADA142826

Title :   National Program for Inspection of Non-Federal Dams. Samuel P. Senior Reservoir Dam (CT 00108), and Popps Mountain Dike (CT 00022), Connecticut Western Coastal Area, Weston, Connecticut. Phase I Inspection Report.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

Report Date : SEP 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Samuel P. Senior Dam is a linear concrete gravity structure, 990 feet long, with a 300-foot spillway located at the west end of the dam. The spillway is concaved looking downstream and consists of several steps on the downstream side. Approximately 2,000 feet northeast of the dam, a concrete gravity dike 670 feet long is provided. Based on the visual inspection of the site, review of available information and past performance of the dam, the dam is judged to be in good condition. There are surface patches of spalled concrete; however, no structural cracks were observed, nor was any visible evidence of abnormal settlements, heaving, deflections or lateral movements noted. The downstream berm is generally in good condition with no sloughing or wet spots noted. Based on the visual inspection of the site, review of available information and past performance of the dike, the dike is also judged to be in good condition. There are surface patches of spalled concrete; however, no structural cracks were observed, nor was any visible evidence of abnormal settlements, heaving, deflections or lateral movements noted. The maximum spillway capacity at top of dam is 35 percent of the peak discharge rate of the test flood. Therefore, the test flood cannot be passed by the spillway without overtopping the dam. The overflow will be 2.7 feet above the top of the dam.

Descriptors :   *DAMS, DEFICIENCIES, SAFETY, VISUAL INSPECTION, CONNECTICUT, DIKES.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE