The Department of Environmental Services received funding from the New Hampshire Estuaries Project (NHEP) to conduct monitoring activities in 2003. The activities involved water monitoring in tidal tributaries and contaminant analyses of mussel tissue. These monitoring activities were completed with the overall purpose of improving the understanding of water quality trends and the concentrations of toxic contaminants in shellfish tissue. The Department of Environmental Services, in cooperation with the University of New Hampshire Jackson Estuarine Lab and others, completed all tasks as planned. This report includes the sample collection information, field data, and laboratory data, with the exception of contaminant concentration data for shellfish tissue. The data for the mussel tissue contaminants will be available at a later date. Data summaries and interpretations will come at a later time in other New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and New Hampshire Estuaries publications.
Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Landry, Natalie and Trowbridge, Phil, "Ambient Rivers and Shellfish Tissue Monitoring in New Hampshire Estuarine Watersheds 2003" (2004). PREP Reports & Publications. 288.