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Apponequet Regional High School, Lakeville, Massachusetts


Norma McNally


Seth Bancroft, Michael Butler, Sarah Douillette, Kristen Hewett, Matt Magalhaes, Kendra Merrill, and Andrew Sienkewicz


Long Pond, due to changes in demographics over the past 20 years, is experiencing environmental stress from two sources. One is the documented presence of Eurasian Milfoil and the other is the increased population density with small lot size in areas immediately adjacent to the pond. Lakeville Conservation Commission has tested and found fecal coliform bacteria in private wells of residents on Long Pond. In 2001, ARHS students found fecal coliforms the water of the pond itself. The Commission wanted to know whether the presence of fecal coliforms and concentrations of reactive phosphorus are weather dependent. Sampling for fecal coliforms was done after a period of dry weather in the fall and again after a period of rain in the spring. The presence of fecal coliforms does appear to be weather dependent and this is further substantiated by the results from the Long Pond Replication Study. The weather dependency of reactive phosphorus was not proven in this study.

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