Charles River Dam – check it out!


In the coming weeks the Department of Conservation and Recreation will offer two free tours of the Charles River Dam.  Now, if you’re like me you’ve passed this structure multiple times by bike, kayak, or Duck Boat but never really stopped to understand its importance. 
Did you know that it provides flood protection for over 2,400 acres of urban property along the banks of the Charles River???  That its six pumps have the capacity to move more than three million gallons a minute??? 
The Charles River Dam has won several architectural awards, including the Presidential Award for Design Excellence, which honors projects that represent the highest standards of Federal design in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, historic preservation, interior design, engineering, graphic design and products and industrial design
Pretty impressive!
Want to find out more?  Join the DCR for these free one-hour Ranger-led tours of the structure and pumping facility on October 29th and again on November 19th (2-3pm).  The groups will meet at the Paul Revere Park flagpoles located below the Charles River Bridge in Boston. 

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