What's New

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

  • 2017 Site Monitoring Report

    Highlights include: Commencement of construction for the Drainage and Community Gardens project at Fresh Pond Reservation; proposed and ongoing development and redevelopment projects along Second Avenue, Bear Hill Road, and Winter Street in Waltham; and permitting and on-ongoing construction of a new Minuteman Vocational Technical High School in Lexington and Lincoln.

  • New USGS Report, Published 2017

    Loads and Yields of Deicing Compounds and Total Phosphorus in the Cambridge Drinking-Water Source Area, Massachusetts, Water Years 2009-15

  • Source Water Quality Report 2016

    Source Water Quality Report 2016

  • Drought Presentation

    A PDF of the Drought Information Session presentation delivered on Thursday, April 13th, 2017.

  • EcoCounter Results 2016

    This report presents a summary of the 2016 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.

  • Algae Monitoring Program

    An overview of CWD algal monitoring program.

  • 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.