Aaron River Reservoir

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Aaron River Reservoir
Aaron River Reservoir, Cohassset MA.jpg
Aaron River Reservoir
Location Cohasset, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°12′25″N 70°49′37″W / 42.20694°N 70.82694°W / 42.20694; -70.82694Coordinates: 42°12′25″N 70°49′37″W / 42.20694°N 70.82694°W / 42.20694; -70.82694
Type reservoir
Primary outflows Aaron River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 136 acres (0.55 km2)
Settlements Beechwood

Aaron River Reservoir is a 136-acre (0.55 km2) reservoir mostly in Cohasset, Massachusetts, with small stretches extending into Hingham and Scituate. The outflow of the pond is Aaron River. Most of the reservoir is in the eastern side of Wompatuck State Park. The village of Beechwood lies to the east of the reservoir. The reservoir is a Class A water supply source used as a backup source for the Town of Cohasset. The water quality is impaired due to mercury contamination, although the source of the mercury is unknown.

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