Pollution sources in Buttermilk Bay
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Pollution sources in Buttermilk Bay keeping it all in perspective by George Heufelder

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Published by Buzzards Bay Project in S.l .
Written in English


  • Marine pollution

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ContributionsBuzzards Bay Project (Mass.)
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Pagination8 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL25485676M

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A critical part of the study of Buttermilk Bay pollution was delineation of the drainage area contributing water to the embayment. Although the most obvious areas ofconcern are the embayment itself and the immediate coastline, it is also important to manage the upland portion of the drainage basin (Figure ). Pollution sources in Buttermilk Bay: keeping it all in perspective. Heufelder and Buzzards Bay Project (Mass.) Topics: Buttermilk Bay, Marine pollution, Massachusetts. Publisher: S.l.:Buzzards Bay Project,? OAI identifier: oai. Abstract. Fecal bacterial contamination of nearshore waters has direct economic impacts to coastal communities through the loss of shellfisheries and restrictions of recreational uses. We conducted seasonal measurements of fecal coliform (FC) sources and transport pathways contributing to FC contamination of Buttermilk Bay. A study of water quality in Buttermilk Bay produced an inventory of sources of fecal coliform, which included storm drains, septic systems, wildlife waste, marina discharges, and freshwater inputs (streams, marsh areas).

Buttermilk Bay, Massachusetts. Major sources of fecal coliform to the bay were waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans), surface runoff, groundwater, and streams. From January to March, waterfowl contributed the most fecal coliform (an estimated fecal coliform level of x 10 11 day-. Humans are Responsible. Humans have severely disrupted the natural balance of nutrients entering the Chesapeake Bay. Since the industrial revolution, a population boom in the Bay’s watershed has caused a sharp rise in nutrient pollution (leaving MDE). pollution, contamination of the environment as a result of human activities. The term pollution refers primarily to the fouling of air, water, and land by wastes (see air pollution; water pollution; solid waste). In recent years it has come to signify a wider range of disruptions to environmental quality. Jun 28,  · We synthesize the potential health risks imposed by pathogens in water resources by providing existing knowledge that covers surface water, groundwater, fresh water, and saline water. Further, the impact of water resources development on pathogen contamination, future challenges, and recommendations are hisn-alarum.com by:

A survey was conducted during the period July , of Buttermilk Bay, Massachusetts to determine the degree of pollution in the bay during the summer, differentiate the sources of pollution and determine whether management practices could be established to permit harvesting of safe shellfish. Figure 1‐1. Conventional onsite wastewater treatment system Figure 1‐2. Typical single‐compartment septic tank Figure 1‐3. Onsite treatment system distribution in the United States Figure 1‐4. Fate of water discharged to onsite wastewater treatment systems Figure 1‐5. Sep 07,  · Death of the Chesapeake: A History of the Military's Role in Polluting the Bay [Richard Albright] on hisn-alarum.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In essence this book deals with an area that contributes significantly to the pollution and degradation of Chesapeake Bay/5(11). the investigation of coliform sources in Buttermilk Bay, it was realized that annotations of the literature used therein could serve as summary of the state of knowledge relative to enteric.