Boston Has Two-Year Water Supply
According to a recent report submitted to the Boston, Mass., Metropolitan District Commission by its chief engineer, there is no immediate danger of a water shortage in that city. The report says:
“The available storage in the Wachusett Reservoir is sufficient for the requirements of the district, including water furnished the city of Worcester and towns of Brookline, Clinton and Framingham, for two consecutive years as dry as the dryest year on record during the past fifty years. The water in the Wachusett Reservoir is now at elevation 380, or fifteen feet below designed high water line and since the Wachusett first filled in May, 1908, the water has been drawn to about the same extent in 1908, 1909, 1911, 1915, 1918 and 1923, the lowest stage being elevation 377.92, February 6, 1909. The rainfall at Wachusett Reservoir for the year 1924, is approximately 38^4 inches, about 6 3/4 inches below normal and about 1 1/2 inches above the minimum rainfall of 37 1/4 inches in 1907.”
Jackson, Minn., Has New Chief—W. P. King has been elected to serve as chief of the Jackson. Minn., fire department.