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North Hartland Dam
The earthen dam was constructed between 1958-1961 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, with a height of 182 feet (55 m), and a length of 1,640 feet (500 m) at its crest. It impounds the Ottauquechee River for flood control and storm water management. The dam is owned and operated by the New England District, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The riverine reservoir it creates, North Hartland Lake, has a normal water surface of 215 acres (87 ha), a maximum capacity of 94,600 acre feet (120 million cubic meters), and a much smaller normal capacity of 2,350 acre⋅ft (2.9 million m3). Recreation includes fishing, swimming and boating in the summer, and winter sports such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.
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