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Chestnut Hill Reservoir

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 8:15 pm
Sunset over Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Pat Tomaino watched the sunset over Chestnut Hill Reservoir this evening.

Leah Klein watched the sunset over Chelsea Creek and the Tobin Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 9:15 am
Hooded warbler at Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer captured this hooded warbler at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir yesterday.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 9:37 am

WBZ reports a man jumped into the reservoir yesterday to save his dog, who had jumped in to chase a swan. Then a woman jumped in to save them both when they began to struggle in what turns out to be a strong current in the seemingly placid reservoir.

By adamg - 5/11/18 - 9:18 am
Boat being lifted into the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Rory Nolan watched boats being lifted into the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this morning so crews can try to fight the dreaded cyanobacteria, a.k.a. blue-green algae, which is toxic to people and dogs.

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By adamg - 4/22/18 - 11:25 am
Turtles at Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Victoria spotted tons of turtles at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this morning.

By adamg - 9/17/17 - 12:43 pm
Foggy Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Daniel Glasser went for a morning walk around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

Damaskin did the same thing, but in the Public Garden: Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/17 - 8:43 am

The MWRA is looking at steps to prevent a recurrence of the recent blue-green-algae infestation in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir that include treating the water with alum, which basically prevents the organisms from obtaining the phosphorus they need, and figuring out what to do about Canada geese, which that poop out the stuff like nobody's business. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/17 - 4:07 pm
Algae-filled Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Plunkett Prime went for a walk around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir today, reports:

The algae in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir is so bad that ducks leave a wake behind them and dead fish are floating everywhere.

The MWRA only uses the reservoir in emergencies.

By adamg - 10/30/16 - 10:58 pm

Boston College Police report a student returning to her off-campus apartment from Mary Ann's was attacked by one of two men who followed her behind 2000 Commonwealth Ave. around 2:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/15 - 8:24 pm
Sunset runner at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

One of the many people running around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this evening, on the Beacon Street side.

By adamg - 9/26/14 - 10:56 pm
Sunset over Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Boston Lens warched the sun go down over the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this evening.

By adamg - 11/11/13 - 6:04 pm
Cold front over Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Around sunset, Scott Eisen watched a cold front moving over the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

South Shoretwit watched the front over the South Shore:

Cold front

Photos copyright Scott Eisen and South Shoretwit respectively.

By adamg - 4/11/12 - 8:21 am

Updated 12 p.m.

Channel 4 reports officials have identified the body found floating in Chestnut Hill Reservoir this morning as Franco Garcia, a BC student last seen leaving a Cleveland Circle bar on Feb. 22.

State Police and Boston Fire crews started arriving at the Chestnut Hill Avenue side of the reservoir around 8 a.m., after a passerbuy noticed a body in the water.

By adamg - 3/27/10 - 10:54 pm

TommyVon spotted a stretcher at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir today.

By adamg - 3/30/09 - 11:29 am

Thanks to kids from the New Church in Concord, who spent much of yesterday clearing trash around the reservoir.

By adamg - 4/18/08 - 1:48 pm

Today was the annual Towing of the Cars from the parking spaces along the reservoir, David Harris reports:

... "I hate doing this," a State Police officer told one of my neighbors who saved his car in the nick of time. Ahhhh… springtime. ...

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