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Springfield City Councilors Praise Project To Repair Hazardous Dam, Preserve Lake

A large lake in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts will be drawn down starting this fall to allow for repairs to a dam that state inspectors have categorized as “High Hazard.” 

Watershops Pond, also known as Lake Massasoit, which covers about 186 acres and has seven miles of shoreline, will be drawn down to about 20 acres with a depth of no more than four-feet as a prelude to a $2.5 million project to repair the 160-year old Watershops dam.