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Monponsett Pond Algae Counts - August 21
On Tuesday, August 21st, MassDEP collected water samples from East and West Monponsett Ponds. On August 23rd, MassDEP analyzed the West Monponsett Pond sample, which was collected at the state boat ramp in Halifax, and found it to contain 12,961 cells/ml of cyanobacteria.  This result is below the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml.

On Tuesday, August 21st, MassDEP collected water samples from East and West Monponsett Ponds. MassDEP analyzed the East Monponsett Pond sample, which was collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax, and found it to contain 97,248 cells/ml of cyanobacteria.  This result is above the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml. MDPH recommends that an advisory be posted at each access point at East Monponsett Pond to warn against water contact.

East Monponsett Pond is closed. West Monponsett Pond is open. There will be more tests next week.

 
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