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Surry Mountain Dam and Lake on the Ashuelot River
|Location||Surry, Cheshire County, New Hampshire|
|Primary inflows||Ashuelot River|
|Primary outflows||Ashuelot River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||1.0 mi (1.6 km)|
|Max. width||0.6 mi (0.97 km)|
|Surface area||353 acres (1.43 km2)|
|Average depth||5 ft (1.5 m)|
|Max. depth||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Surface elevation||502 feet (153 m)|
The reservoir was built to protect downstream communities, such as Keene, from flooding. Surry Mountain Dam was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1941 as an earthen rock-fill structure. Its height is 83 feet (25 m), its length is 1,800 feet (550 m) at the crest, with a maximum capacity of 44,000 acre-feet and a normal capacity of 1,320 acre-feet. Both dam and reservoir are owned by the Corps of Engineers.
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