Latest Quabbin Reservoir Stories

2008-07-28 12:00:42

Long Pond, the city's water supply, has been off limits for more than 50 years. As early as 1951, when polio was not a memory but a reality that killed and crippled people every summer, the lake was found to be contaminated by people who scaled the barbwire-topped fence. The pond, which is also known as Penacook Lake, was drained and refilled before it was again used to supply Concord's drinking water. The city has continued to go to great lengths to protect its water supply. It purchased...

2008-07-20 12:00:27

By Stephanie Reitz Associated Press BELCHERTOWN, Mass. -- The sun hadn't even started to rise over the Quabbin Reservoir before would-be anglers arrived for the recent opening day of fishing season, their boats lined up at its three launch areas. It's a testament to the popularity of the western Massachusetts reservoir, a mecca for hikers, bicyclists, fishing enthusiasts and other nature lovers drawn to what's become known over the decades as the "accidental wilderness." The man-made...

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