Water quality in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, drinking-water source area, 2005-8

Fact Sheet 2015-3030
Prepared in cooperation with the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Water Department
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Abstract

During 2005-8, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Water Department, measured concentrations of sodium and chloride, plant nutrients, commonly used pesticides, and caffeine in base-flow and stormwater samples collected from 11 tributaries in the Cambridge drinking-water source area. These data were used to characterize current water-quality conditions, to establish a baseline for future comparisons, and to describe trends in surface-water quality. The data also were used to assess the effects of watershed characteristics on surface-water quality and to inform future watershed management.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water quality in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, drinking-water source area, 2005-8
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2015-3030
DOI 10.3133/fs20153030
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Massachusetts Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
Time Range Start 2005-01-01
Time Range End 2008-12-31
Country United States
State Massachusetts
City Cambridge
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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