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NORTH ADAMS — The water level might look like it’s low at the Mount Williams Reservoir, and even a little bit low at the Notch Reservoir, but according to Tim Lescarbeau, commissioner of public services for the city, there is no need to panic.

The water level is fine, he said, especially considering the forecast for an inch of rain this weekend, which likely will bring the visible water level up by a few feet. Both reservoirs make up the city’s water supply.

“Now, if the drought lasted into November, then we’d have reason to worry,” Lescarbeau said. But, with recent rainfall and the upcoming rain event, the city water supply is sufficient.

Scott Stafford can be reached at or 413-629-4517.


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