The Assabet — What Problems Does It Face?

After researching about the Assabet River and the problems it faces, please write about some of the problems and how you can help our river.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ec4+ec5 on October 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Some extra plant life was taking some of the water a way. We think we could clean up duckweed.

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  2. Posted by EC 1 & EC 18 on October 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    One problem the river has is that it turns green from duckweed and algae. You can help clean up the river by removing the decaying plants and removing the old dams.

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  3. Posted by E20andE11 on October 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    We thought some of the problems with the Assabet River was interesting because
    it looks a lot cleaner than it really is under all of the duckweed and algae. We think towns should be more careful about planing where they put industry and businesses.

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  4. Posted by EC6 and EC17 on October 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Some threats to the river are caused by:
    Water pollution
    Dams and Sediment
    Loss of natural flow
    Invasive plants and animals
    Aged, inefficient infrastructure (water treatment, etc.)

    How can we help the river? We can get things out of the river that are not supposed to be there.

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  5. Posted by Ec8,Ec21 on October 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    We have found out that the major problem for the Assabet River is are pipes, and sewers.

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  6. Posted by ec2,10,16 on October 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    One of the problems that the Assabet River presently has is human growth and usage. The quality of the water is affected by humans. All of those things effects the plants and wildlife that live there.

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  7. Posted by ec14 & ec12 on October 27, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    One problem of the Assabet River is waste water management. We think that if you conserve water in our homes less waste water will go into the Assabet
    River.

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  8. Posted by EC7&EC15 on October 27, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Nutrient pollution is the most immediate pollution facing the Assabet River. Making the river worst is that there are to many plants in the water. All the plants are also making problems for the fish.

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  9. Posted by ec19 ec3 on October 27, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    177,000 people live along the Assabet River. So the river is getting dirtier and more polluted.
    The Assabet River is drying up in the summer. The water is having trouble because of under ground withdraw, sewering, roads and other paved areas and other reasons water can’t get through.
    Even though the river needs these nutrition but too much can be a bad thing . In important summer months 70-99% of the nutrition in the Assabet River comes from 4 water treatment plans.

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  10. Posted by riveredge on October 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    EC9 and EC13: One of the threats for the Assabet River is over nutrients. Over nutrients makes the water green and it can cause problems for fish and other creatures that live in the water. Nutrients is made up of duckweed and algae. In the summer, when it dissolves, it makes an odor from the river. We can help by cleaning out the nutrients or try to prevent it from going in in the first place.

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