Peconic Bay Nitrogen Study Nears Completion

Peconic Bays/Photo courtesy Peconic Baykeeper.
Peconic Bays/Photo courtesy Peconic Baykeeper.

East Hampton Star: A project to determine how much nitrogen is entering Peconic Bay through groundwater and identify its specific sources, which has been under way since fall, will conclude next month [April]. A joint venture of Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Peconic Land Trust, the Noank Aquaculture Cooperative, and the National Grid Foundation, the findings will be presented this summer.

The effort is intended to identify specific causes of algal blooms that are harmful to shellfish and finfish, as well as to the eelgrass beds that serve as spawning and nursery habitat.

Read more about the Peconic Bay nitrogen and water-quality study.