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Massachusetts Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Massachusetts Lakes and Rivers Map
Massachusetts Rivers Shown on the Map:   Assabet River, Blackstone River, Cape Cod Canal, Charles River, Chicopee River, Concord River, Connecticut River, Deerfield River, Hoosic River, Housatonic River, Ipswich River, Merrimack River, Nashua River, Quaboag River, Taunton River, Ware River and Westfield River.

Massachusetts Lakes Shown on the Map:   Assawompset Pond, Otis Reservoir, Quabbin Reservoir and Wachusett Reservoir.


 Massachusetts Stream and River Levels
Massachusetts river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Massachusetts. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Massachusetts river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Massachusetts Stream and River Level Alerts
Massachusetts water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Massachusetts stream and river level alerts.


 Massachusetts Water Publications
Massachusetts precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Massachusetts. View the water resource publications for Massachusetts here.


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The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Massachusetts drought map here.




 Massachusetts Precipitation Map
Massachusetts precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Massachusetts and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Massachusetts precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


 Massachusetts Elevation Map
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