Conservation in the Willimantic River Watershed
Since the 1960's the river and its tributaries have recovered from major pollution problems. Despite this progress, water quality in the river is a continuing concern.
Life in rivers and streams depends on adequate flow rate and water depth to survive.
Watersheds for public water supplies are protected by state regulations.
Non-native plants and animals can impact native species and recreation.
If you see or suspect a source of potential water pollution, it is important to have trained personnel on the scene ASAP. Find out how to report a potential problem.
The health of the river and its tributaries is linked to human activities affecting the water and surrounding land in the watershed. Resources for both water and land conservation are easily available.