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Effect of Development on Fecal Bacteria Content of Pequot Pond

The goal of this study is to determine the impact of developed, forested, and open water areas on the fecal bacteria content of Pequot Pond in Westfield, MA. I collected individual and pooled samples from each type of site to test them for fecal coliform and E. coli using a Colilert, and determined the effect of fall turnover on the bacteria levels over time using a Hydrolab.

Madelyn Chartier '21
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