Storms, Streams, and Reservoirs--Assessing Water Quality in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Drinking-Water Source Area
Fact Sheet FS-056-02
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From September 1997 through November 1998, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Water Department (CWD), studied the water quality of Cambridge's three drinking-water supply reservoirs and their tributary streams. Although highway and urban stormwater runoff adversely affected some tributaries, the reservoir system ultimately delivered high-quality water to the treatment plant. Using data from this study, the USGS and CWD developed a comprehensive monitoring program for the drinking-water source area and designed a new investigation that examines how storm-water runoff affects tributary- and reservoir-water quality.
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The citation for this report, in USGS format, is as follows:
Waldron, M.C., Cooke M.G., and Ragnelli, C.M., 2002, Storms, Streams, and Reservoirs-- Assessing Water Quality in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Drinking-Water Source Area U.S. Geological Survey: Fact Sheet FS-056-02, 6 p.
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