Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Timothy Downs, Ph.D.
The resurgence of cyanobacterial blooms in the Lower Charles River basin is of great concern to public and ecosystem health due to the potential hazard of cyanotoxins produced by these colonial cyanobacteria. In response to public concern about the condition of the river, Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) is conducting cyanobacteria monitoring program to improve the water quality since 2006 and developing a solutions to watershed problems. This report is a concise overview of the cyanobacterial bloom monitoring results, its relationship to trophic state and temporal dynamics and potential solutions for future monitoring to serve recreational users of the Lower Charles River.
Tamrakar, Anjana, "Cyanobacteria Monitoring in the Charles River Lower Basin: Water Quality Assessment and Implications for Future Practice 2006-2014" (2015). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 3.