Ware River Levels
June 2 2023
Discharge Volume Today-21.8 cfs (-10.68%) since yesterday
33.59% of normal • Very Low
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 34%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
River Summary: The Ware River is a tributary of the Chicopee River, located in central Massachusetts. It is approximately 35 miles long and has a history dating back to the 1600s. The river's hydrology has changed significantly over the years due to the construction of reservoirs and dams, including the Quabbin Reservoir, which was built in the 1930s to provide drinking water to Boston. Other notable reservoirs include the Ware River Reservoir and the Birch Hill Dam. The river has a variety of recreational uses, including fishing and boating. It also supports local agriculture, with farms utilizing the river for irrigation. Despite the changes to its flow and function, the Ware River remains an important natural resource for the region.