Apponequet Regional High School, Lakeville, Massachusetts
Peter Curtin, Jeff Kent, Evan Marot, Katherine Mirra, Susan Rezendes
Since a previous study dealt with the water quality of Loon Pond, this year’s study focused on the possible presence of invasive aquatic weeds. Lakeville, like other towns in Massachusetts, is having a difficult battle with Eurasian Milfoil. The Lakeville Conservation Commission wanted to know whether the weed had also invaded Loon Pond. The study found many indigenous species of aquatic weeds. There was no evidence of Eurasian Milfoil. Water quality was within acceptable limits for pH, DO, temperature, reactive phosphorus and nitrogen as nitrate. Any increases in monthly concentrations of RP and NO3 were explained by weather and sampling conditions
Apponequet Regional High School, Lakeville, Massachusetts (2005). The Loon Pond Experience. In Watershed Access Lab Projects. Project 33.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/wal_projects/33
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