Department of Public Works

Flood Control


The Northampton Flood Control System was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) between March 1939 and June 1941. The system is designed to protect a large portion of the City against flooding from the Connecticut River and the Mill River. The City of Northampton is responsible for maintenance and operation of the Northampton Flood Control System and for maintaining compliance with standards set forth by the USACE. The USACE conducts annual inspections of the Northampton Flood Control System.

For more information of parts of the Northampton Flood Control System, please browse the links below:

For more information on weather & flooding forecasts and river gauges, please select the link below: