Farm Pond

Watershed

The 326-acre watershed is completely within Oak Bluffs.
 

Pond

The pond has an area of 35 acres, a mean depth of 1.2 feet, and a tidal range of 0.5 feet.
 

Water Quality

Total organic nitrogen levels are high; epiphytic growth on the eelgrass is high and the tidal flushing is limited by the undersized culvert.

Massachusetts Estuaries Project Study

The Farm Pond MEP Report was completed in November 2010. The draft Total Maximum Daily Load was released September 2012 and determined to be 4.88 kg/day.

Implementation

The Town of Oak Bluffs is planning to enlarge the culvert which will significantly improve the water quality and reach the Total Maximum Daily Load.
 

Pond Association

Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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