Grading the bays

The New London Day 10/12/2020 Save the Sound, a nonprofit that in various forms has made waves about the health of Long Island Sound waters for decades, recently issued its 2020 report card on the state of the Sound. This time, however, in addition to reporting on the main body of the Sound, the study includes results of water […]

Sea Grant Connecticut Annual Report 2019

Sea Grant Connecticut Annual Report 2019 Nutrient contributions of the Westerly and Pawcatuck wastewater treatment plants to Little Narragansett Bay and the Pawcatuck River are quantified to understand their role in the proliferation of theinvasive macroalgae Cladophora. Collaborating with the organization Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH), the work will be used to provide robustmanagement […]

2018 Integrated Water Quality Report

Connecticut DEEP 7/2019 All estuarine waters were re-assessed for this reporting cycle using the most recent available information. Dissolved oxygen data collected during the summers of 2016-2017 were used for this reporting cycle assessments. Beach closure information obtained from CT DPH for the 2015-2016 beach seasons was used for the assessment cycle. The Growing Area […]

2019 Volunteer Water Monitoring Conference

Connecticut DEEP 4/5/2019 Celebrating 20 Years of Volunteer Water Monitoring in CT The 2019 Volunteer Water Monitoring Conference was held on April 5, 2019 at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT.  The conference was the second such conference to be organized by the CT DEEP in collaboration with partners to celebrate volunteer water monitoring in Connecticut.  The 2019 […]

Little Narragansett Bay research probes a vexing community problem

Story and photos by Judy BensonSea Grant Connecticut 11/30/2018 Popular for boating, fishing and swimming, Little Narragansett Bay has been plagued in recent years by a nuisance green algae, Cladophora, that spreads across the sea floor in blankets up to three feet thick in some areas, virtually smothering out all other life except for tiny marine insects […]