Surry Mountain Dam is a part of a network of flood control dams on tributaries of the Connecticut River. Built in 1941, Surry Mountain Dam is the oldest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control dam in the Upper Connecticut River Basin, and one of the oldest in New England. The dam is located in Surry, New Hampshire on the Ashuelot River, 34.6 miles north of where the Ashuelot River and the Connecticut River converge. Surry Mountain Dam not only prevents flooding along the Connecticut River, but works in conjunction with Otter Brook Dam to prevent local flooding in Keene and other downstream communities along the Ashuelot River. The lake has a storage capacity of 10.6 billion gallons of water, drains an area of 100 square miles and has a maximum pool level of 65 feet (normal pool level is 15 feet.)

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    The Pawcatuck River Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study

       This proposed plan is presented  to facilitate public involvement in the review and commenting on the remedy selection process for the Nantucket Memorial Airport (NMA) Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS.) 
        The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a No Action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for the Munitions Response Site-1, Project Number D01MA049901 at NMA located on Nantucket Island, MA.  The proposal was prepared using the Guide to Preparing Superfund Proposed Plans, Records of Decision, and Other Remedy Selection Decision Documents (USEPA, 1999).
        The final decision for NMA Site-1 site will be made after reviewing and considering all information submitted during the public comment period. The proposed decision may be modified based on new information or public comments. The public is encouraged to review and comment on the proposed plan.
        The FUDS program addresses the potential explosives safety, health, and environmental issues resulting from past munitions use at former defense sites under the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Munitions Response Program, established by the U.S. Congress under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program.  
        FUDS only applies to properties that transferred from DoD before October 17, 1986 and the first priority of USACE is the protection of human health, safety, and the environment. 
        The Army is the executive agent for the FUDS Program, and USACE is the lead agency for investigation/reporting and remedial decision-making at this munitions site with regulatory support provided by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

    Updated: 05 December 2016