Water Conditions at Fall River

Water Conditions at Fall River

Because of the unusually low level of the water in South Pond, and the Quequechan River from which Fall River, Mass., gets its water supply, manufacturers whose plants use the water are experiencing concern and inconvenience, although no mills have been shut down as yet on account of the shortage. Workmen are engaged cleaning out the channel between the Wampanoag and Plymouth Avenue bridges as a means of relief. Under an agreement made with the Reservoir Company and riparian owners on the stream about 15 years ago. when measurements show the pond to be 40 inches below full level, the city may demand that the supply of water passing through Troy dam be restricted to 5,000,000 gallons per day, a local paper states. Measurements taken at the pond December 1 show a mark of 40 ¾ inches below full level. The agreement, however, calls for measurements at the dam at a point which is about two inches higher than where measurements are made at the South Pond. Until, therefore, 42 inches below full pond is registered at the South Pond the city will not interfere. At present, the North Pond level is a little more than the inch permitted to be maintained above the South Pond. It is expected that the gates will be opened within the next few days to allow this surplus to flow to the South Pond. This arrangement will make some difference to the mills on the stream.

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