Wachusett Reservoir (wôchōō´sĬt), on the South Branch of the Nashua River, central Mass., NE of Worcester; built 1897–1905. Impounded by Wachusett Dam (completed 1906), it receives some of its water from Quabbin Reservoir and supplies the Boston area.
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