Quabbin Reservoir


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Quabbin Reservoir

(kwŏb`ĭn), 39 sq mi (101 sq km), in the Swift River valley, central Mass., NE of Springfield. The reservoir, formed by Winsor Dam and Quabbin Dike, is the largest reservoir in Massachusetts. It is fed by the Swift and Ware rivers. The water flows to the Wachusett Reservoir through Quabbin Aqueduct (25 mi/40 km long) and supplies the Boston area.
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There has been a 30 percent PILOT increase, between 2009 and 2015, to the communities whose land is impacted by the system, including Quabbin Reservoir, that supplies fresh drinking water to greater Boston residents.
In central Massachusetts, managers of a forest surrounding Quabbin Reservoir believe their long-term goal of a healthy ecosystem will produce high-quality water for their 2.
SunEthanol is developing the "Q Microbe" - which a member of its team discovered near the Quabbin Reservoir in Central Massachusetts - to produce ethanol from a variety of plentiful biomass feedstocks, including switchgrass, corn stover, wheat straw, sugar cane bagasse, and wood pulp.
According to Jillian Whitney, wildlife technician for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, manmade rafts deployed on the Quabbin Reservoir were key to the loon's nesting success there.
The soldiers involved sometimes traveled more than 100 miles a day to perform their duties at locations around the state, including Cape Cod, Ayer, Bedford, Chicopee, Plymouth and the Quabbin Reservoir.
Quabbin Reservoir -- Robert Boisjolie, Granby; Youth: 7 pounds, 12 ounces.
Main roads through other state reservoirs, Quabbin Reservoir, for example, were initially closed after 9/11.
Slide Presentation Author Michael Tougias with a narrated slide presentation about Quabbin Reservoir, 7 p.
Because of the planned flooding of the Swift River Valley to create Quabbin Reservoir, Hillside School relocated to a campus in Marlboro in 1927.
That land, combined with other land protected in the past, will help to create a forested corridor connecting the South Athol area with the Quabbin Reservoir.
Greene's 20th venture recounting the history, lifestyles and traditions of the four towns erased in the 1930s to make way for Quabbin Reservoir.
Patrick on Quabbin Reservoir, and working with the Mahar Fish & Game Club and the North Worcester County Quabbin Anglers.