The major cause of the water quality issues in the Popponesset and Waquoit Bays is excess nitrogen. The problem is severe and the long-term health of our waterways is at risk.
In our first Mashpee Clean Waters Virtual Conversation we learned:
Our guests included:
The video gives a a great introduction in the program but here are some additional resources If you want to read up on this issue:
Watershed report for Popponesset Bay: http://www.capecodcommission.org/resources/208/watershedreports/2017_Watershed_Report_UC_Popponesset_Bay.pdf (source for this event’s photo)
Watershed report for Waquoit Bay: http://www.capecodcommission.org/resources/208/watershedreports/2017_Watershed_Report_UC_Waquoit_Bay.pdf
2019 Presentation of Water Testing Data – see page 22: http://records.mashpeema.gov/weblink/0,0,0,0,0/doc/281775/Page1.aspx