Massachusetts Marine Lakes Restoration Program (
by Christine Duerring, Massachusetts Dep of Environmental, Quality Engineering, Westborough, MA, USA,
Abstract: The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Quality Engineering, Division of Water Pollution Control, administers the state's Clean Lakes and Great Ponds Program. The program, initiated in 1983, provides funding to municipalities wishing to restore, preserve, or maintain their publicly owned lakes and ponds for public recreation and enjoyment. The goals of the Massachusetts Clean Lakes and Great Ponds Program are threefold: (a) To diagnose degraded lakes and ponds and implement, on a priority basis, long-term solutions for the purpose of restoring the water quality. These long-term solutions must be shown to be feasible and cost-effective. (b) To diagnose lakes and ponds and implement, on a priority basis, methods for the long-term preservation of the water quality. This long-term preservation must be shown to be feasible and cost-effective. (c) To provide, on a priority basis, short-term remedial actions which relieve severe problems of nuisance aquatic macrophyton and/or phytoplankton and which are intended to maintain water quality conditions adequate for public recreation and enjoyment.
Subject Headings: Lakes | Ecological restoration | Water quality | Ponds | Coastal management | Water-based recreation | Quality control | North America | Massachusetts | United States
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