Friends of Farm Pond, Oak Bluffs, MA

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1988 May

"Report on the Hydrology and Water Quality Characteristics of Farm Pond, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts"
prepared by IEP, Inc., Sandwich, MA for OB Board of Health
  • reviewed historical data and reports
  • historical total and fecal coliform data - 1974 to 1988; 20 cases exceeded shellfish standards (fecal coliforms 14 per 100 ml), exceeded swimming standards (200 per 100 ml) during July 1985
  • reviewed shoreline changes
  • brief description of shellfish resources
  • discussed tidal flushing, watershed
  • pluses and minuses of two alternate culvert designs - retain or enlarge existing culvert and channel to Harthaven harbor vs. new culvert directly to Nantucket Sound
  • described permitting process

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