Water Conservation

Happy Earth Day!

This Earth Day, strengthen your knowledge about the state of the Neponset Watershed, and get involved in Neponset revitalization and protection.

How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution?

By using the solutions we already find in nature.   According to the UN-Water website– World Water Day, which is on March 22 every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. The […]

Groundwater Basics

It’s under our feet and we use it on a daily basis, but few of us give much thought to the groundwater that sustains us. Here is a charming video, courtesy of KQED QuestScience www.questscience.org, that explains groundwater in very clear terms. Enjoy.  Here’s what you can do to protect groundwater: Conserve water Use […]

Fix those leaks!

Common household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually across the U.S.

Dealing with Drought in December

Many people are thinking about the holidays this time of year and not necessarily about drought, but this year is different.  As of this writing, much of our watershed is still in moderate to severe drought (see map below), as evidenced by the US Drought Monitor map released on Dec. 1, 2016. Take these actions […]

Lessons from a Tough Summer for the River

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 […]

Drought Level Increases

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.

Neponset Hits New Lows

As the drought of 2016 continues, the Neponset River Watershed marks new record low flows for July and August.