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Wachusett Dam

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General Information

End of works: 1905

Project Type

Structure: Gravity dam
Function / usage: Fresh water dam

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Information

Dimensions

height max 62.5 m
length 288 m

Materials

dam structure masonry

Notes

When it was completed in 1905, the Wachusett Reservoir was the largest public water supply reservoir in the world. It was then also the largest gravity dam worldwide.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20001117
  • Date created
    20/10/2000
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014