Pocasset Lake Watershed Survey Report

January 19, 2024

Over the past few months, our staff have been busy analyzing survey results and writing the Pocasset Lake Watershed Survey report, now available on our website. 

In September 2023, 30 Mile, with the support of our partners and local volunteers, conducted a survey of the Pocasset Lake watershed. The purpose of the survey was to protect and improve water quality in the lake by identifying sources of soil erosion and polluted runoff that are now, or could in the future, pose a risk to water quality, and recommending solutions to correct the problems.

Trained volunteers and technical leaders surveyed the developed areas of the 6 square-mile watershed, identifying 69 erosion sites that are impacting or have the potential to harm water quality. Our final report provides an overview of survey results and prioritizes next steps. It is designed specifically for landowners living in the Pocasset Lake watershed. Follow-up letters to all landowners with identified erosion sites have now been sent.

This article was included in 30 Mile’s January 2024 newsletter. To view the full newsletter, click here.

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