Hopedale Pond, December 17, 2006.

    I've been told that the water level has been lowered so the dam can be
    checked.

    Occasionally I've seen a few seagulls on the pond, but not often and not
    many. There have been many more than usual for more than a week now. I
    suppose they're finding it easy to get lunch in the little puddles that get left
    behind as the water level drops.

    In the picture at the top, the fieldstone side of the Rustic Bridge can be seen
    at the bottom. The view is looking  upstream. The second picture shows
    where a long-gone bridge once crossed the pond. This 1913 map of the
    Parklands refers to it as "Site of Cutler Bridge." The Cutler Farm was on the
    east side of the pond, including the area that is now Cutler Street.

    As you can see, when water is low, it's much more obvious as you go
    upstream.

    December 22 - The water level has been rising for the last day or so.
    Evidently they're through checking the dam.

                                        
Low water in the pond in 2010