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Wachusett Dam

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General Information

Completion: 1905

Project Type

Structure: Gravity dam
Function / usage: Fresh water dam

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Information


height max 62.5 m
length 288 m


dam structure masonry


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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