2014-04-17 / Nature

Almy Pond Meeting


This Snowy Egret with “nuptial” or breeding plumes displayed on its back hunts for small fish in the Gooseneck Cove salt marsh. This Snowy Egret with “nuptial” or breeding plumes displayed on its back hunts for small fish in the Gooseneck Cove salt marsh. The City of Newport Department of Utilities will hold a public informational meeting, on Almy Pond, Wednesday, May 7 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Newport Public Library, Program Room. The public is invited to participate in the meeting, which will assist in the finalization of the Almy Pond Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Management Plan.

The majority of the meeting will focus on the phosphorus TMDL Management Plan and the associated phased management approach. A general background on the Almy Pond TMDL and the associated development of the Management Plan will also be covered. The Pare Corporation will review the analysis of the source water and sediment sampling which produced the characterization and identification of the phosphorus loading to Almy Pond.

For more information contact Robert Schultz at 401-845-5614 or rschultz@cityofnewport.com.

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