Hodges Village Dam, Oxford, Massachusetts, Thames River Basin, French River Watershed. Drought Contingency Plan.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV
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The purpose of this study and report was to develop and set forth a drought contingency plan of operation for Hodges Village Dam that would be responsive to public needs during drought periods and identify possible modifications to project regulation within current administrative and legislative constraints. This evaluation was based on preliminary studies utilizing readily available information. The scope of this drought contingency plan includes a description of existing water supply conditions, the possibility of reallocation of reservoir storage within specified limits, water quality evaluation, discussion of impacts on other project purposes, effects on the environment, and summary and conclusions. This project is not considered to be a good location for storage of water for public water supply purposes during drought emergency. Under the existing conditions in the reservoir, a poor quality of water degraded by algae blooms and elevated levels of color, turbidity, iron, manganese, taste and odor will result. The stored water may be acceptable for industrial water supply or related activities.
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