UPDATE: The state Department of Conservation and Recreation will lower the level of the Charles at the dam by three feet Sunday night to allow for inspection of the dam's catwalk and flashboards, which are showing "significant deterioration of structural components." The dam itself is fine, the state says. The extra water will be diverted into the Mother Brook in Dedham. Read more.
Ian Lamont reports a particularly leaky Moody Street dam has let so much water downstream that mudflats are already appearing upstream. He quotes a report from longtime river watcher Michael St. Clair: