Over twenty years ago, the city of Springfield opened the floodgates and drew down the water in Lake Massasoit, also known as Watershops Pond. Past drawn downs of the lake have been used to clean up debris and improve water quality.
Starting this fall and for the next eighteen months, Springfield will once again drain the body of water next to Springfield College. The drawn down will enable the city to clean up debris, remove abandoned cars, and make much-needed repairs to the dam at the west end of the lake. Producer Dave Fraser visited the lake recently and shares this story.