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SHAWSHEEN RIVER WATERSHED
2000 WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT REPORT
Stella D. Kiras
Department of Environmental Protection
The Massachusetts Watershed Approach is a collaborative effort between state and federal environmental agencies, municipal agencies, citizens, non-profit groups, businesses and industries in the watershed. We would like to thank William Dunn, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and the Shawsheen River Watershed Team.
Data and information used in this report was provided in part by the following agencies and organizations:
Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Shawsheen River Watershed Team
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP):
Bureau of Strategic Policy and Technology, Wall Experiment Station
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)
Massachusetts Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Environmental Law Enforcement (DFWELE)
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management (DEM)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Water Resources Division
Much appreciation is also extended to several MADEP employees for their contributions: Mark Casella, Jane Colonna-Romano, Ken Dominick, Laurie Kennedy, Rick McVoy, and Arthur Screpetis.
It is impossible to thank everyone who contributed to the assessment report process: field, laboratory, data management, writing, editing, and graphics, as well as meetings, phone calls, and many e-mails. All of these contributions are very much appreciated.
Cover photo credit: KD Talbot Photography Inc.