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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-043-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Investigator(s): Denis LeBlanc

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Diver-assisted installation of seepage meters and minipiezometers.


Start Port/Location: Public Landing, Ashumet Pond, Falmouth, MA

End Port/Location: Public Landing, Ashumet Pond, Falmouth, MA

Start Date: 2004-08-03

End Date: 2004-08-09

Equipment Used: Hydraulic drill

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: USGS divers assisted with the installation and processing of subsurface seepage meters, Henry drive point mini-piezometers, and drive point piezometers well processing. Water samples were collected in all cases for the analysis of relative concentrations of phosphorous. The water samples were analyzed by WRD scientists on-site using photometer instrumentation.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Richard Rendigs, Charles Worley, Michael Casso

Affiliate Staff:
WRD-Northborough: Denis LeBlanc
Tim McCobb; WHOI: Lary Ball (diver)

Notes: SCUBA diving by WHSC personnel: phone, first aid kit, emergency oxygen administration equipment, buddy system to be utilized in shallow water (less than 25 ft.) low-visibility environment. Original Center People field contained: Divers: Rick Rendigs, Dann Blackwood, Mike Casso, Chuck Worley. Data Curator: Denis LeBlanc.
Project = Ashumet Pond Phosphorous Sampling, Ashumet Pond Phosphorous Sampling


Ashumet Pond, Falmouth, Mashpee, Massachusetts, United States, North America;

North: 41.65 South: 41.61 West: -70.55 East: -70.51


photo of WRD Drill Rig
WRD Drill Rig



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Hydraulic drill --- Geology

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