Buffumville Lake, Charlton, Massachusetts, Thames River Basin, Little 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 Buffumville Lake 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, evaluation of water quality, discussion of impacts on other project purposes, effects, on the environment, and summary and conclusions. Buffumville Lake can provide up to 1,860 acre-feet, 606 million gallons of reservoir storage water for drought emergency purposes. The water would be suitable for public supply after standard treatment methods. The untreated stored water may be acceptable for some industrial water supply uses.
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