Faculty Advisor

Plummer, Jeanine D.

Abstract

Quaboag Pond, located in East Brookfield and Brookfield, MA, is degraded due to excessive phosphorus inputs. Phosphorus leads to increased plant growth and reduced dissolved oxygen levels. The goal of this project was to reduce non-point sources of phosphorus entering Quaboag Pond. Pollution sources were identified along the Sevenmile River in Spencer, the main inlet to Quaboag Pond. Based on test results, buffer strips, diversions and educational programs were recommended to reduce storm flows and pollutant loads.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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