Do they stock trout in quabbin reservoir?
What is the largest body of water in Massachusetts?
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What four towns were flooded to make the Quabbin Reservoir?
Asked in Lakes and Rivers, Massachusetts
What are the major rivers and lakes in Massachusetts?
What is the name of the lake that starts with a Q in US?
Is there a lake in the US that starts with letter q?
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What has the author Joe Wetherbee written?
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The place where water is stored?
There are a few terms. Water can be stored in a reservoir. Reservoirs can be natural lakes; they can also be made with dams and dikes, as is the case with the Quabbin Reservoir in western MA. The Quabbin floods a valley that once contained some towns; there was a 'taking' of the land for the public good when the reservoir was built in order to help supply Boston with water. There are people still living who were residents of those towns. Sometime water is stored in a cistern, which is a constructed and lined pit made for the storage of water and/or ice. Water is also 'stored' in what is called an aquifer. This is a geological formation of various kinds of rock that holds large amounts of water underground. Wells will sometimes tap this aquifer as their source of water.