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Title: Falmouth pond watchers: Water quality monitoring of Falmouth's coastal ponds. Report from the 1992 season

1992 has seen a significant expansion in the focus of the Pond Watchers program. The long-term, high quality data base for the ponds is now enabling more emphasis on the ecological management and remediation aspects of the study, the ultimate goal of the program. Overall, 1992 saw only slight variation in the water quality conditions of Oyster, Little, Green, Great and Bournes Ponds from previous years, with a declining trend for Green Pond and small improvements in lower Great and Bournes Ponds. However, Oyster Pond showed a potentially significant improvement in bottom water oxygen conditions which suggests a new management direction for this system. All of the ponds continue to exhibit high nutrient levels and periodic bottom water oxygen depletion, especially in their upper reaches, and all stations exceed the nutrient levels specified by the Nutrient Overlay Bylaw. In contrast, the first year measurements in West Falmouth Harbor indicate high levels of water quality, although the inner reaches of the harbor do exceed those levels specified by the Bylaw.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6148397
Report Number(s):
PB-93-207678/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See also PB--92-209485
Research Org:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA (United States). Dept. of Biology
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; WATER QUALITY; MONITORING; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; COASTAL REGIONS; EXPANSION; MANAGEMENT; MASSACHUSETTS; NITROGEN; NUTRIENTS; OXYGEN; PONDS; PUBLIC OPINION; REMEDIAL ACTION; SALINITY; SAMPLING; WATER POLLUTION; WATER POLLUTION MONITORS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ECOSYSTEMS; ELEMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MONITORS; NONMETALS; NORTH AMERICA; POLLUTION; SURFACE WATERS; USA 540350* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (1990-)