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First Advisor

Derren Rosbach

Second Advisor

Sharon Wulf

Date

2013

Abstract

High concentrated nutrient runoff is a prominent issue in the cranberry growing industry. White Island Pond, located in Plymouth/Wareham, MA, shows the effects of this runoff. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection identified this pond as impaired in 2009, and a budget and plan was organized to improve the quality of the water. Cranberry bogs were pinpointed as a source of pollution for White Island Pond, and a filtration method was devised and employed. Among the plan of action for this pond, responsibilities were assigned to guarantee that the quality of the water is maintained. Many solutions were researched and riparian buffers were concluded to be the most viable Best Management Practice. It is recommended that Plymouth and Wareham apply this plan through a community service projects.

Keywords

The World's Water

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Creative Commons License
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Course

The World's Water

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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Nutrient Filtration by Riparian Buffers on White Island Pond


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