We have four flood control dams in New Ipswich. Dam Site 14 is accessible via Thayer Road.
The GPS Coordinates for the center of the dam are 42°45’54.8″N 71°51’32.2″W
SITE 14 Height: 35 feet Length: 1,500 feet Maximum Storage: 885 acre-feet Hazard Classification: High hazard Areas Susceptible to Breach Flooding: Ashley Mill Road, Greenville Road, Tricnut Road, N.H. Route 124 (Old Turnpike Road), and the Mill Pond at Otis Falls. Any development along Furnace Brook and the Souhegan River between these road crossings/structures may also be susceptible to flooding.
The Souhegan River is Class B (fishable and swimmable) for its entire length.
I started to explore the woods on each end of the dam and found this tree which appears to be a victim of a lightning strike.
I’m not sure about the borders of the conservation land so I only ventured a bit into the woods. It is a wonderful place.