Coalition for Water Security

Exploring Conservation and Efficiency Tools in the Hunt River Watershed

The Hunt River at Potowomut Pond. The summer of 2005 was not a drought year, but upstream withdrawals and the naturally low summer flows left the river with no flow over the dam (above). The photo below, from the spring of 2008, shows the dam when the river is flowing.

The Water Resources Board is leading a pilot study of water management in the Hunt-Annaquatucket-Pettaquamscutt watershed (WRB Strategic Priorities). The Coalition for Water Security is participating and would like to see the pilot become a model for statewide application.

Technical reports on the Hunt-Annaquatucket-Pettaquamscutt watershed: