A Watershed Management Plan sets priorities for improving the Assawompset Pond Complex and Nemasket River. A Climate Action Plan extends these strategies to meet future conditions brought about by climate change. This Plan does both!
The integrity of the Assawompset Ponds Complex (APC) and Nemasket River depends on the quality of the surrounding watershed.
We are currently in the final months of preparing a Watershed Management and Climate Action Plan that identifies the key strategies for balancing the essential functions of the APC and Nemasket River, especially in the areas of water supply maintenance, floodwater management, water quality, stormwater infiltration, habitat enhancement, land development, and recreational access.
The plan is designed to incorporate problem statements, goals, strategies and benchmarks of success for both existing conditions and issues and anticipated climate conditions in 2050 (assuming a high emissions scenario). Plan recommendations will include engineered and nature-based solutions for near-term and long-term floodwater mitigation, improved water quality, and consistent water supply in the APC as climate change occurs.