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Ashley Reservoir, Holyoke

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Ashley Reservoir, a Class II hazard reservoir, is the secondary drinking supply for the city of Holyoke, Massachusetts. The reservoir, consisting of Wright Pond and Ashley Pond, has an impound capacity of more than 795 million gallons of water and a safe yield of 2.1 million gallons of water per day.

The reservoir's construction finished and it became fully operational in 1897. Ashley Reservoir is connected to a smaller reservoir McLean Reservoir, named after Holyoke Water Works Commissioner Hugh McLean, through a water-pumping plant that is operated by the Holyoke Water Works. The reservoir has a surrounding gravel road open to civilian recreational use.
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  • Finally got here again on a beautiful day and still felt alone most of the time. Writing this review is counter productive to keeping it empty but I just need to rave how peaceful this place is. It's....  more
    Finally got here again on a beautiful day and still felt alone most of the time. Writing this review is counter productive to keeping it empty but I just need to rave how peaceful this place is. It's....  more »
  • A number of small lakes connected by gravel road surrounded by lovely woods. Wish we could walk the dog there but they are not allowed which is understandable with all the ducks around. 
    A number of small lakes connected by gravel road surrounded by lovely woods. Wish we could walk the dog there but they are not allowed which is understandable with all the ducks around.  more »
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  • One of my favourite places 😍 I love it. Parking is free, there are a lot of ducks, squirrels, birds, turtles, fishes, etc. I also saw two beavers swimming🥰. Excellent place to walk, run, bicycle. So peaceful, it has a lot of benches to sit all around the paths. Be aware with snakes!, A lady told me she saw a Rattle-snake when I was there.
  • I come here every week at least twice. I do 5 plus mile and is a great place to either walk, run, bike. They recently put benches in strategic places. Unfortunately you can't bring your dog here.

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