Notice from the Town of Waterville Valley about the Corcoran Pond dam project…
The Town of Waterville Valley is finishing up design plans for State-mandated repairs at Corcoran Pond Dam. The repairs are required to ensure that the dam does not fail in the event of an extreme flood situation. The Town is currently under an Administrative Order from the NH Department of Environmental Services to complete all repairs no later than January 1, 2020.
The Town is working with its engineers, NHDES staff and local property owners to design a construction plan and schedule that will minimize the impact of the project on the pond and the commercial activity in Town Square.
The State Dam Bureau will hopefully approve final engineering plans by mid-August. The Town hopes to have a contractor selected by mid-September, and the work scheduled to start on October 9, 2018. Construction will be split between this fall and next spring, but will be weather dependent. The contractor will be required to complete work and clear the site by the end of June, 2019, so the pond will be ready for the 4th of July holiday.
The project will include site work around the beach, dam and Town Square. During the construction phases, all pedestrian traffic on the beach and across the bridge will be prohibited. Pedestrian traffic from the Golden Eagle side of the pond to Town Square will have to use either Valley Road or Snows Brook Road.
There are plans to screen as much of the construction activity from Town Square view as possible; however, there will definitely be an impact to the normal environment around the pond during construction.
The Town of Waterville Valley appreciates everyone’s patience during this disruptive time around the pond. Updates will be provided if there any changes to the current schedule or construction plan as they happen. Direct any questions to Mark Decoteau or Jim Mayhew at the Town Office. 603-236-4730.