Hop Brook Lake
|Hop Brook Lake|
|Location||New Haven County, Connecticut|
|Surface area||16.4 sq mi (42 km2)|
Hop Brook Lake is spread over three communities in
Construction of the
The flood storage area of the project, which is normally empty and is only utilized to store floodwaters, is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long and spreads out over 270 acres (1.1 km2). The project and associated lands total 553 acres (2.24 km2) throughout Naugatuck, Middlebury, and Waterbury. Hop Brook Lake can store up to 2.23 billion US gallons (8,400,000 m3) of water for flood control purposes. This is equivalent to eight inches (203 mm) of water covering its drainage area of 16.4 square miles (42 km2).