CHARLES RIVER NATURAL VALLEY STORAGE - Massachusetts
CHARLES RIVER - Charles River Basin
TYPE: Natural Valley Storage - Nonstructural Protection
PROJECT PERSONNEL: Unstaffed - Owned, Operated and Maintained by New
England District Corps of Engineers
DESCRIPTION: Federal acquisition and perpetual protection of 17 crucial
natural valley storage areas (wetlands) totalling 8,103 acres in what is known
as the middle and upper watershed of the Charles River.
PROTECTED AREA: In the event of a recurrence of the August 1955 flood of
record, the project would minimize potential flood losses of over $12 million
within the midle and upper reaches of the Charles River Basin.
- Owned in Fee 3,221 acres
- Flow Easement 4,882 acres
- Total 8,103 acres
TOTAL COST: $8,300,000
PLACED IN OPERATION: September 1983