Martha’s Vineyard’s Lagoon Pond Deemed Sick

Martha’s Vineyard Times: A draft scientific study released this week calculates that Oak Bluffs and Tisbury would have to reduce the amount of nitrogen from septic systems reaching Lagoon Pond by 34.6 percent and prevent any nitrogen sources from new development, in order to meet federal and state water quality standards for the pond.

Lagoon Pond Watershed

After scientific analysis that measured plant life, water quality, and the amount of nitrogen flowing from septic systems and other sources, the study’s authors labeled the health of Lagoon Pond “impaired” in shallower waters, and “degraded” in the deeper basins.

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