About the Watershed
Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield forms the headwaters of the Saugus River, which meanders through Wakefield, Saugus and Lynn before emptying into the Rumney Marsh/Pines River estuary. Tributaries include the Mill River in Wakefield, Shute Brook in Saugus, Strawberry Brook in Lynn, Town Line Brook in Revere, Malden and Everett. The watershed encompasses all or part of the following 11 communities – Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Melrose, Peabody, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, and Wakefield.