Friends of Farm Pond, Oak Bluffs, MA

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1979, July 24-25

Report by Richard Packer, Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Quality Engineering

  • accompanied by Ed Bugbee, OB Shellfish Constable
  • "area free from pollution and meeting its "approved" classification"
  • bottom described as "loose muck"
  • predominant shellfish = soft shell clams along shoreline (also observed quahogs, mussels and oysters)
  • no subsurface disposal problems noted, all homes set back sufficient distance from water
  • total coliforms <2 to 6.8 per 100 ml and fecal coliforms from 0 to 4.5 per 100 ml
  • should be reappraised in two years
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