The Neponset River makes a comeback with better E. coli, Phosphorus, and Dissolved Oxygen levels in September.
Our August water quality results show the harmful effect that polluted stormwater runoff has on the river.
It's a year round problem. Dog waste that's left on the ground can lead to serious water pollution issues.
Impacts of the drought include unusually high bacteria levels and dangerously low dissolved oxygen levels.
This month, bacteria levels were higher than usual, despite the extremely dry weather and low water levels.
The first Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) sampling event of the year took place on Thursday, May 19. Our volunteers helped to sample from 41 different sites within the Neponset Watershed, and the below map illustrates the bacteria results we received. Red and orange dots on this map indicate areas along the watershed that are not safe […]
Our Citizen's Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) program has wrapped up for another year with our last sampling event in October. Results show a healthy river in many places, but some problem spots remain.
September CWMN bacteria results were markedly lower than August's, due to lower rainfall.
August CWMN results revealed higher levels of bacteria due to increased rainfall prior to sampling
Data from July's CWMN Event
Results from the June 2015 CWMN sampling showed high levels of bacteria across the watershed
Results from the May 2015 CWMN sampling showed overall low bacteria levels for the watershed due to low precipitation and high snow melt. There were a few sampling sites with higher levels like MEB001 and MLB024.
Our monthly results from the Citizen's Water Monitoring Network October sampling show improved flow around the watershed as well as lower bacteria levels than previous months.
Water quality results are in for September 2014. E. coli levels are lower than August, which is a good thing for our river.
Dry weather this summer has had an effect on water quality in the watershed.
Recent water quality data shows high bacteria levels during wet weather.
In May, we had our second watershed-wide sampling event. You can view previous results from April, as well as previous years, for some comparison, but the big takeaway message from the results in May is the impact that stormwater can have on water quality. For each sampling event, we pay particular attention to how much […]