Quabbin Reservoir

geographical name

Quab·​bin Reservoir ˈkwä-bin How to pronounce Quabbin Reservoir (audio)
reservoir in west central Massachusetts put into use in 1939 and providing water to metropolitan Boston area 39 square miles (101 square kilometers)

Note: Quabbin Reservoir was created by the damming of a small river. In the process, 2500 people were displaced and four towns were permanently flooded.

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“Quabbin Reservoir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quabbin%20Reservoir. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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