Abbott Run, a stream in the Blackstone River Watershed serves as drinking water to the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and must retain a Class A rating.
The stream runs through the western part of North Attleboro, the Camp Shady Pines (a Girl Scout camp) and also next to Chemawa golf course, which is 18 holes and privately owned. The golf course has the potential to be one of the major sources of fertilizer in the river, and as such is one of the major pollutants.
The class studied the stream on October 25, 2011. The water was tested for pH, fecal coliform, dissolved oxygen (%DO), temperature, and conductivity. Data was also gathered on nitrogen-nitrate and soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP).
Data was collected on all of this, as well as the seven day precipitation record, and depth and flow. After analyzing all data, Abbott Run retained its status of Class A.
By: Lindsey McGrath
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