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


About gflaplante

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