Drought Contingency Plan. Westville Lake, Thames River Basin, Quinebaug River Watershed, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
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Westfield Lake can provide up to approximately 475 acre-feet 155 million gallons of reservoir storage for drought emergency purposes without having a significant adverse impact on the projects flood control effectiveness. The water quality would be degraded by levels of iron, manganese, color, taste, and odor which would likely make it undesirable as a public water supply source. However with standard treatment methods the water could be made portable. Without treatment, the water might still be suitable for industrial water supply and definitely would be usable for fire-fighting purposes.
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