Saturday, July 18, 2009

Snake River

The Snake River links Long Pond with Lake Assawompsett. Historically also known as Long Pond River, the waterway generally appears as a shrubby swamp with seemingly no clear course. Nonetheless, the river forms an important link between the two bodies of water allowing Long Pond to drain in the lower Lake Assawompsett. In November, 1912, concerned about the flow of water in the river, the Town of Lakeville had it dredged. Today, the Snake River - a wild and beautiful wetland area - may be viewed from Highland Road as well much more closely from Tamarack Park on Bedford Street.

Reflections in the Snake River at Dusk, photograph by Michael J. Maddigan, May 20, 2006


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