Plummer, Jeanine D.
Quaboag Pond, located in East Brookfield, MA, is degraded due to excessive phosphorous inputs. Phosphorous 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 Seven Mile 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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
Access to this report is limited to members of the WPI community. Please contact a project advisor or their department to request access
Restricted-WPI community only
Civil and Environmental Engineering