The Everett Dam in Weare, New Hampshire inundated a town and created a moderate sized reservoir mainly for the purpose of flood control. In 1936 the worst flood in 300 years killed 24 people and left 700,000 homeless. In 1938 plans were drawn for two dams as a means of flood control in the area. The town of East Weare was upstream of the proposed dam. The dam was not completed due to this and other considerations. In 1962 the dam was finally completed by the Army Core of Engineers. The resulting reservoir formed the basis of Clough State Park.