Aberjona River Rechanneling – Winchester MA

Description

Winchester.us: “During the 1930s the channel upstream of the Aberjona Pond was rechanneled, section by section, as ERA and WPA projects. The projects were based on recommendations by Herbert Kellaway, published in 1928. In the Kellaway plan, three ponds for flood expansion were to be created, bordered by solid land and green grassy banks and connected by new channels. The rechanneling was designed to eliminate the mosquito problem by draining the marshes. The Town consulted the State Reclamation Board during these projects. At that time, the entire northern section of the river was lined with industries. While the 1930s improvements did not remove any industries (unlike the earlier Manchester Field and Mill Pond projects), they did create new park and recreational areas along the river.”

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https://www.winchester.us/DocumentCenter/View/1745

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 12, 2018.

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Location Info


Aberjona River
Winchester, MA

Coordinates: 42.467179, -71.130728

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