West Hill Pond Dam
West Hill Pond has a single outflow through the dam structure on the north end of the lake. The purpose of this page is to focus on emergency planning related to potential water flow from the lake in the event of catastrophic circumstances.
The West Hill Pond Association owns, regulates, and controls the water rights to West Hill Pond. Those rights include, without limitation, ownership of the dam, the gatehouse located on the dam, all appurtenances thereto and rights of way to and from the dam. The amount of water passing through the outflow becomes a product of both the lake water policy and stormwater flow with a significant impact related to watershed practices which impact that flow.
Where does the Water Go?
The lake is the headwater of the Morgan Brook which flows through New Hartford towards its confluence with Mallory Brook and eventual confluence with the Farmington River. Morgan Brook has been the subject of studies by the Northwest Conservation District, DEEP and the USEPA. Their report can be found here.