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The 326-acre watershed is completely within Oak Bluffs.
The pond has an area of 35 acres, a mean depth of 1.2 feet, and a tidal range of 0.5 feet.
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.
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.