Oyster Pond 2004 – BUMP Studies Conclusions

  • Not a lot of change since we started studying Oyster Pond in 2001
    • Slightly more nitrate in groundwater
    • Slightly different species of macrophytes
  • Waste water remains the major source of nitrogen to the system
  • Manipulating land use, by changing the input of wastewater, can significantly impact nitrogen loads to Oyster Pond
  • Salt may not play as dominant a role in Alewife dynamics as is currently believed