Water Quality

This page is part of the new Healthy Lake Boon project. See below for a list of existing watershed and water quality studies and reports. Over the next few months, we hope to post these reports with summaries of their data and recommendations. We will also be compiling results of various indicators of lake health to make it easier to track changes over time.

Lake Boon Studies

1963 – Weed Study Committee

1978 – Metropolitan Area Planning Council

1980 – Diagnostic Feasibility Study – MA Dept of Environmental Quality Engineering

1987 – Diagnostic Feasibility Study – Camp Dresser & McKee

1999 – Nutrient and Limnological Investigation – Environmental Science Services

2000 – Wildlife Habitat Study – Environmental Science Services

2001 – Drawdown Study – Lycott Environmental

2001 – Drawdown Well Impact Report – Lycott Environmental

2001 – Grant proposal for Watershed Restoration – LB Commission

2001 – Grant proposal to MA Dept of Env Mgmt – LB Commission & LB Association

2002 – Total Maximum Daily Loads of Phosphorus for Lake Boon – MA DEP

2003 – Lake Boon Restoration Project

2003 – Watershed Survey Report and Action Plan – LB Watershed Survey Team

2003 – Year-end Treatment Report – Lycott

2007 – Year-end Treatment Report – Lycott

2010 – Year-end Treatment Report – Lycott

2013 – Nuisance Vegetation Management – Lycott

2019 – Effects of Winter Drawdowns on MA lakes – Carmignai (UMA PhD thesis)

2019 – Algae and cyano-bacteria analysis – RI Dept of Health

2019 – Water sample analysis – RI Analytical

2019 – Charter Oak Country Club Analytical Report – Alpha Analytical

2019 – Eight years accumulated drawdown data – multiple data collectors