FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Beginning in early October (2021) and continuing for approximately four to six weeks, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
(MWRA) will commence a drawdown of Framingham Reservoir No. 1, (also known as Stearns Reservoir.
The water level is being lowered to accommodate work on a new operations and emergency-use only boat ramp located at Salem End Road.
Framingham's Reservoir No. 1 is located roughly between Badger Road and Winter Street to the east and west, and by Worcester Road (Route 9), and Waverley Street (Rt. 135) to the north and south.
Residents should can expect a significant drop in the water levels of the reservoir for an extended period of time. The drawdown and lowered water levels are expected to last until early to mid-November.
For further information, contact: Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Massachusetts, Olivia Dorrance, phone: (617) 626-4967, or email to: Olivia.K.Dorrance@mass.gov