Pollution and Cleanup
The Water Quality Act of 1965 has had a major impact on controlling water pollution in the Connecticut River and its tributaries. Since then, the river has been restored from Class D to Class B (fishable and swimable). It was designated as one of the American Heritage Rivers in 1997. The towns along the lower end of the river have enacted a cap on further development along the banks, so that no buildings may be constructed except on existing foundations.
There is now a website which provides water quality reports twice a week, indicating whether various portions of the river are safe for swimming, boating and fishing.
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