Reservoir Satellite View

Reservoir Satellite Photo
This shows the Res at low water with the swimming area mostly empty.  The stream at the top (North) is Munroe Brook from Lexington which is the primary feed.  Sickle Brook (to the Southwest) drains Arlington's Great Meadow and flows below the Res's earthen dam to join the discharge from the Res to form Mill Brook next to Drake Village.  Mill Brook continues to flow along the Southern and Southeastern edges of the Res before taking some right angle turns around Colonial Village and Hurd Field and then crossing under and paralleling the Bikeway.   The actual dam area slated for repair and possible tree removal is along the lower quarter of the Res above Sickle and Mill Brooks.  For comparison see the reservoir Topographic map.
The photo was obtained from MIT's GIS site:

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