Town of Halifax MA
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Monponsett Pond - Algae Test Results - July 31
On Monday, July 31st, MassDEP collected water samples on East and West Monponsett Ponds.  The samples were analyzed by MassDEP on August 1-2nd.  The East Monponsett sample, collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax showed cyanobacteria levels of 2,000 cells/ml.  The West Monponsett Pond samples showed cyanobacteria levels of 36,000 cells/ml at 4th Avenue Beach and 44,000 cells/ml at the state boat ramp, all below the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml. As the cell counts are below the MDPH guideline level, an advisory is not necessary at this time. MassDEP plans on sampling again next week.