What's New

Follow the links below to see new and updated information about the Watershed Division and relevant topics.

  • Source Water Quality Report 2015

    The Source Water Quality Report summarizes the work of the watershed division in monitoring water quality in the Cambridge drinking supply throughout the year. Sampling results for nutrients, metals and bacteria, as well as monitoring frequency and site descriptions are included. Enjoy!

  • Algae Monitoring Program

    An overview of CWD algal monitoring program.

  • Ecocounter Annual Summary 2015

    This report presents a summary of the 2015 data from user surveys and people-counting sensors around Fresh Pond Reservation. Results include estimated average hourly, daily, and monthly visitors, and a breakdown of users by recreation type.

  • Semi-annual Site Monitoring Report, December 2015

    Highlights include: a proposed wet meadow restoration project in Weston, ongoing construction and improvements along Route 2 and 128 that will result in 5 new stormwater treatment and spill containment basins, improvements to 8 existing basins along Route 128, and the creation of vegetated swales in the Route 2 median.

  • Watershed Points of Interest Interactive Map

    Take a virtual journey into the Cambridge watershed with this Storymap! Learn about the bodies of water that feed Fresh Pond, see the historical gatehouses and infrastructure, and understand how the water is monitored and treated before arriving at your tap.