Updated August 10, 2022– The Neponset River Watershed is in the MA Level 3-Critical Drought Area. All Non-Essential Outdoor Water Use* is Banned. *Essential uses are defined by MassDEP as uses required: a) for health or safety reasons; b) by regulation; c) for the production of food and fiber; d) for the maintenance of […]
Updated June 15, 2022 — Significant Drought Declared for Southeast and Northeast Regions in MA “With Massachusetts continuing to experience dry conditions in much of the state over the course of the last several months, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card today declared a Level 2-Significant Drought in both the Northeast and Southeast […]
We urge you to contact your legislators and ask them to pass the bill to protect water supplies across drought regions.
Low rainfall has put MA in a Level 2 – Significant Drought situation.
Drought may not be an issue in our region right now, but water shortages strike different areas at different times of year, so saving water is always important!
Innovative regional project aims to restore natural streamflows in the Charles and Neponset River.
When the leaves turn, it's time to head home.
Impacts of the drought include unusually high bacteria levels and dangerously low dissolved oxygen levels.
November drought maps show that we're not out of the woods yet.
The drought of 2016 will go down as one for the record books in the Neponset Watershed, with the lowest average flows in 76 years of record keeping in July, August, and likely to set records this fall. The impacts on the river have been significant. As this photo of the Neponset in South Walpole […]
The majority of our CWMN volunteers managed to get samples for August, despite drought-induced low water levels throughout the Watershed.
Sept. 9, 2016 — Drought Level Increases for Regions of Commonwealth, Other Areas Unchanged Monitoring of Water Resources to Continue, Water Conservation by Public Necessary Click here to read press release from MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
As the drought of 2016 continues, the Neponset River Watershed marks new record low flows for July and August.
Aquatic life stressed as water recedes in the Neponset and its tributaries
Please reduce water use, both inside and outside the home.
Neponset fish are not only running out of water, they’re also running out of the dissolved oxygen they need to breathe.
This month, bacteria levels were higher than usual, despite the extremely dry weather and low water levels.
According to the Blue Hill Weather Observatory, the watershed received 2.80 inches of rain in the months of June and July compared to 7.01 inches for the same time frame last year.
While brown and crunchy lawns may cause angst for homeowners, it doesn't necessarily mean that the lawn is dead.
The average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry.