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Biological assessment of water quality conditions in the Nashua River and selected tributaries

Biological assessment of water quality conditions in the Nashua River and selected tributaries

results of the 1985 survey

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Published by Technical Services Branch, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Pollution Control in Westborough, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nashua River Watershed (Mass. and N.H.)
    • Subjects:
    • Water quality biological assessment -- Nashua River Watershed (Mass. and N.H.)

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared by Arthur S. Johnson ... [et al.].
      ContributionsJohnson, Arthur S., Massachusetts. Division of Water Pollution Control. Technical Services Branch.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH96.8.B5 B544 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 50 p. :
      Number of Pages50
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1668321M
      LC Control Number91620969

      A Biological Assessment of Water Quality Conditions in the Nashua River and Selected Tributaries – Results of the Survey. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Pollution Control, Technical Services Branch, Westborough, MA. In , Stoddart founded the Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) to protect the river and educate adults and children. A key objective was to permanently protect the land adjacent to the river--continuous "greenways" extending at least feet back from the river and major tributaries.

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