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Main Title Formation of Public Policy on Issue of Out-of-Basin Diversion of Connecticut River Flood Waters to Boston Metropolitan Area.
Author Berge, Bernard B. ; Kayno, Edward R. ; Fa, Douglas P. ; Downe, Richard N. ; McCan, James A. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Water Resources Research Center.
Year Published 1973
Report Number Pub-28; OWRR-C-2169(3377); 10726,; C-2169(3377)(1)
Stock Number PB-221 123
Additional Subjects ( Public opinion ; Water distribution) ; ( Massachusetts ; Water distribution) ; ( Government policies ; Public opinion) ; River basins ; Reservoirs ; Water supply ; Connecticut River ; Quabbin Reservoir ; Decision making ; Sediment transport ; Ground water recharge ; Animal migrations ; Estuaries ; Nutrients ; Water pollution ; Flood control ; Boston(Massachusetts) ; Anadromous fishes ; Water diversion
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 123 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 181p
A study of public response to the proposal to divert flood waters from the Connecticut River at the Northfield Mountain pumped-storage hydropower plant to Quabbin Reservoir, Boston's major water supply impoundment, showed that opposition, while appearing to be broadly based, was actually limited to a relatively few knowledgeable, highly motivated individuals whose efforts delayed project approval but did not succeed in significantly influencing public officials and decision-makers. The study includes a discussion of potential environmental impacts based on available but generally scanty data. Also included are appendicies dealing with: Historical, political, and social factors affecting public policy on river diversion; Annotated bibliography and comments on sedimentation in the Connecticut River; Effects of water diversion of the Connecticut River on the biology of anadromous fish; The role of flood flows in the eutrophication and pollution of the Connecticut River; Role of Connecticut River flood flows in recharging ground-water formations.