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Guide Water Quality Technical Memoranda

MassDEP monitors water quality throughout the state. These reports present the results.

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Technical Memoranda (TM) presenting the results of surface water monitoring surveys conducted by the Watershed Planning Program (WPP) from 2005 through 2011 are presented below, grouped by watershed. The TMs related to water quality monitoring contain project-specific data and related metadata that are also provided on the “Data” page. The TMs pertaining to primarily biological information (e.g., benthic macroinvertebrates, periphyton, fish populations) contain biological data and metrics that are currently not reported elsewhere. For reports containing data and information from prior to 2005, see WPP’s Water Quality Assessment Reports. Also, additional data on Central Regional watersheds (Blackstone, Nashua, Concord, French-Quinebaug, Millers and Chicopee) can be found on MassDEP's SMART Monitoring Technical Memoranda web page. From 2010 to 2015, the Watershed Planning Program focused the majority of its monitoring efforts on a probabilistic survey of wadeable rivers and streams throughout Massachusetts. The summary report for this work will be available soon.

Statewide/Regional Reports

Fish Tissue Contaminant Reports

Reports: Blackstone through Deerfield Watersheds

Blackstone Watershed

Buzzards Bay Watershed

Cape Cod Watershed

Charles River Watershed

Chicopee River Watershed

Concord River Watershed

Connecticut River Watershed

Deerfield River Watershed

Reports: Farmington through Nashua Watersheds

Farmington River Watershed

Housatonic River Watershed

Hudson River Watershed

Ipswich River Watershed

Millers River Watershed

Mystic River Watershed

Narragansett Watershed

Nashua River Watershed

Reports: Neponset through Weymouth & Weir River Watersheds

Neponset River Watershed

North Coastal Watershed

Shawsheen River Watershed

South Coastal Watershed

Taunton River Watershed

Ten Mile River Watershed

Westfield River Watershed

Weymouth & Weir River Watershed