Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MASSDEP)

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MassDEP's mission is to protect and enhance the Commonwealth's natural resources - air, water, and land - to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of all people, and to ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations. In carrying out this mission MassDEP commits to address and advance environmental justice and equity for all people of the Commonwealth, provide meaningful, inclusive opportunities for people to participate in agency decisions that affect their lives; and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.​

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex. For more information, including our Notice of Nondiscrimination, Title VI Grievance Plan or Grievance Form, see MassDEP Nondiscrimination & Civil Rights

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2022 Drought: Implications for Riverfront Area 

8/05/2022 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

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