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Posted 10/12/2015

Release no. 2015-101

Tim Dugan

CONCORD, Mass. Repairs to the Leadmine Brook bridge upstream of the Thomaston Dam in Thomaston, Conn., will be completed under the terms of a $216,622.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District. Work will be accomplished by City Enterprise, Inc., of Springfield, Mass. The contract was awarded on Sept. 30, 2015.


Work on this project involves filling the erosion void below the north parapet wall, repairing concrete at both abutments, installing riprap, and installing a replacement headwall at the downstream end of a drainage culvert that runs under the road to replace the failed existing one.


The project will be managed by the Corps and all work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.


Thomaston Dam is situated on the Naugatuck River in Thomaston. Completed in 1960 at a cost of $14.3 million, the 2,000-foot-long, 142-foot-high earthen dam can impound a lake covering 960 acres capable of storing 13.7 billion gallons of water.


Thomaston Dam has prevented more than $828.9 million in flood damages. An estimated 200,000 visitors annually enjoy picnicking, fishing, hunting, dirtbiking and snowmobiling at Thomaston Dam’s more than 849 acres of land and water. Visitors spend an estimated $1.33 million within 30 miles of the lake. An estimated 37 jobs in the local community are supported by visitors to Thomaston Dam.


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