Narragansett Bay Bacteria Levels Drop 50%

Photo courtesy/NOAA
Photo courtesy/NOAA

Bacteria levels are down dramatically in Rhode Island’s upper Narragansett Bay over the last seven years, since the completion of the first phase of a massive public works project to contain and treat contaminated stormwater, according to an article on ProvidenceJournal.com.

The latest report from the Narragansett Bay Commission states levels of fecal coliform bacteria have been reduced by 50 percent in the wake of construction of a 3-mile long, 26-foot-wide tunnel deep under the city that can store tainted runoff.

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