What's New

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

  • EcoCounter Results 2018

    This report presents a summary of the 2018 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.

  • 2018 Site Monitoring Report

    Highlights include: Completion of the Drainage and Community Gardens project at Fresh Pond Reservation; drainage improvements along the Hobbs Brook Reservoir dam crest (Winter St) in Waltham; proposed, completed, and active development and redevelopment projects along Smith Street, Wyman Street, Second Avenue, Bear Hill Road, and Winter Street in Waltham; and active construction of a new Minuteman Vocational Technical High School in Lincoln.

  • Source Water Quality Report 2017

    Source Water Quality Report 2017

  • Reports and Research

    Reports and Research

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Drought Presentation

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

  • Source Water Quality Monitoring Program

    Information about the Cambridge Water Department's source water quality monitoring program.