and Massachusetts Bay
and use of a long-term
Yuen Liang, Doug Hersh, Wendy Leo,
See our database management poster. (PDF)
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) maintains an extensive environmental database, which consists of long-term monitoring data for Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay, and effluent testing data for MWRA treatment plants and combined sewer overflow treatment facilities. To increase the awareness and to encourage the use of the MWRA environmental database, in this presentation we highlight (1) data quality assurance and control, (2) data sources, database management, and application, (3) studies and sampling locations, and (4) examples of data use.
Examples of data use by a broad range of clients are shown in Figures 5 through 10, below.
MWRA water quality database has been used intensively for management internally and for compliance with MWRAs discharge permit and court orders. It also serves as a data warehouse for the public and the academic community interested in the health, ecology and physical characteristics of Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay. Water quality data and reports are available to the public upon request. For complete list of the reports about our water quality monitoring studies, please visit our website at http://www.mwra.state.ma.us/harbor/enquad/.