Quabbin Reservoir

From the beginning of its construction in 1926 through its completion in 1946, the Quabbin Reservoir has had a dramatic impact on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Four towns lying in the Swift River valley were flooded in order to create a vast resource of fresh water (412 billion gallon capacity) for the Boston metropolitan region. The history of this region and the project is fascinating; the reservoir and its environs are a first class watershed and wildlife management area.

The Quabbin Reservoir

History of fresh water for Boston

Current water sources for Boston

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About gflaplante

Science teacher at Suffield Academy (Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Genetics, Electives, 20 Global Problems)
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