New England has a long history of flooding. Throughout the years, various storms have caused millions of dollars in damage and cost hundreds of lives. Although this spring has been a rainy one, it pales in comparison to years past. Still, the region’s dams, dikes, and spillways have been busy—holding back thousands of gallons of water and preventing serious flooding downstream. Producer Dave Fraser visited the Knightville Dam in Huntington and the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown recently, to see how they are dealing with all this rain water and how the made-man structures provide flood control for western New England.