Ipswich River, MA, at Lowest Flow in 71 Years
April 13, 2012
Salem Daily News: The Ipswich River’s flow is at a historic low, but officials say it’s too soon to institute watering restrictions.
For this time of year, the river is at its lowest flow rate in 80 years as measured at the Willowdale Dam on the border of Ipswich and Hamilton. The river is also at its lowest flow in 71 years at the South Middleton gauge.
It’s no wonder that Town Manager Wayne Marquis told selectmen recently: “It would be nice if it would rain.”