Sengekontacket Pond

Watershed

The 4464-acre watershed is located mainly in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, with a small area in West Tisbury.
 

Pond

The pond has an area of 726 acres, a mean depth of 3.0 feet, and a tidal range of 0.6 ft.
 

Water Quality

The MVC categorized this pond as Impaired. Eelgrass is in decline. Nitrogen is high in some inner areas with periodic extensive wrack algae.
 

Massachusetts Estuaries Project Study

The Sengekontacket Pond MEP Report was completed in January 2011. DEP determined that the Total Maximum Daily Load is 50kg/day) The MEP recommended a 45% reduction of nitrogen in Majors Cove and a 64% reduction in Trapp’s Pond.

Implementation

  • The Oak Bluffs and Edgartown Boards of Selectmen set up a joint committee to prepare recommendations. The joint committee submitted its report in October 2012 and recommendations are being reviewed.
  • An oyster aquaculture project is underway in both towns.
  • A ribbed mussel and salt marsh restoration project is proposed at Felix Neck and Trapps Pond.
  • A “Floating Islands” pilot project is currently underway.

Pond Association

Friends of Sengekontacket.

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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