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US Geological Survey / National Park Service - Water Quality Partnership


Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore

  Partnership Projects in Cape Cod National Seashore

  • 2001 - Ground-Water Nutrient Transport to Estuaries and Fresh-Water Ponds

  • 2003 - Robowell: Automated Groundwater Monitoring

  • 2005 - Review and Storage of Long-Term Water-Quality Monitoring Data for the Kettle-Hole Ponds

  • 2005 - Defining Nutrient Fluxes to Estuaries to Assess Alternatives for Nutrient Loading Remediation

  • 2015 - Water Quality, the controlling factor on the herring run, aquaculture, and blue carbon at the Herring River salt-marsh restoration, Cape Cod National Seashore

  • 2018 - Water-quality control (nutrient limitation) of harmful algal blooms (“red tides”) in coastal embayments of Cape Cod National Seashore

  • 2019 - Integrating multi-year, multi-source data to assess pre-restoration water quality and support adaptive management plan in the Herring River Estuary, Cape Cod National Seashore

  • 2021 - Rapid Response Strategy for Potential Toxin Exposures from HABs in Coastal and Shoreline Areas of National Parks

Partnership Publications

Colman, J.A. and Masterson, J.P. 2007, Monitoring ground-water quality in coastal ecosystems. U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2007-1149, 95 p.

Colman, J.A. and Masterson, J.P. 2008, Transient simulations of nitrogen load for a coastal aquifer and embayment, Cape Cod, MA. Environ. Sci. Techno., 42 (1), 207-213. DOI: 10.1021/es070638b.

Cross, V.A., Bratton, J.F., Crusius, J., Colman, J.A., McCobb, T.D. 2008, Submarine hydrogeological data from Cape Cod National Seashore. U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2006-1169.

Crusius, J., Koopmans, D., Bratton, J.F., Charette, M.A., Kroeger, K.,Henderson, P., Ryckman, L., Halloran, K. and Colman, J.A., 2005, Submarine groundwater discharge to a small estuary estimated from radon and salinity measurements and a box model. Biogeosciences, 2, 141-157.

Masterson, J.P. and Portnoy, J.W., 2005, Potential changes in ground-water flow and their effects on the ecology and water resources of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product: 13, 16 p.


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December 1, 2020