Created in the 1930s, the Quabbin Reservoir was an engineering feat in itself. The Quabbin was developed as an addition to Metropolitan Boston
woes. Today, this water source, one of the largest manmade
reservoirs in the country, accomodates over 2,000,000 people in 46 cities and towns daily under the auspice
s of the Metropolitan Water Resources Authority.
The towns of Dana, North Dana, Greenwich, Enfield, and Prescott, Massachusetts were all razed and flooded to create this reservoir. The farms, factories, homes, and livelihoods of the people and their communities were taken from them by the government and the Swift River Valley was flooded.
The Quabbin is a conservation area full of wild life and nature with over 80 square miles of land mass. All Available to fishermen, hikers, bikers, and the lot (though you can't swim there, or ice-skate). But this beautiful bit of land, which contains 39 square miles of water (that's billions of gallons for metro-Boston) also cost some families their homes and their ways of life.
In Western Massachusetts, we all observe Piss in the Quabbin Day.