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Black Rock Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers states that this project provides social, economic, and environmental benefits for all Americans.

SOCIAL: This active recreation area includes a 21-acre recreation pool that is open seasonally for fishing and non motorized boating. Camping, swimming and day use activities are available at the nearby Black Rock State Park.

ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL: This project is part of a network of flood control dams and local protection projects built in the Naugatuck River Basin. Completed in 1970, the Dam was constructed at a cost of $8.2 million and was in response to the destructive floods of 1955. The dam would prevent $14.6 million in damages downstream in a recurrence of the flood of 1955.

Location: 331 Hill Road, Thomaston Connecticut 06787 Telephone 860-283-4900 Fax 860-283-1078

Other History nearby:
(Litchfield) All Wars Memorial
(Madison) Allis-Bushnell House and Museum
(Bristol) American Clock and Watch Museum
(Hartford) Ancient Burying Ground
(Cheshire) Baker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum
(Springfield) Basketball Hall of Fame

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