Ipswich River hits record low

April 11, 2012

By Ethan Forman     Staff writer

DANVERS — The Ipswich River’s flow is at a historic low, but officials say it’s too soon to institute watering restrictions.

For this time of year, the river is at its lowest flow rate in 80 years as measured at the Willowdale Dam on the border of Ipswich and Hamilton. The river is also at its lowest flow in 71 years at the South Middleton gauge.

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