Faculty Advisor

Plummer, Jeanine D.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Program

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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