THE CUSH MISSION
The mission of CUSH, Inc. (Clean Up Sound and Harbors) is to clean up and protect Fisher's Island Sound and its coves, inlets, bays, rivers and harbors. Read More >
Testing By Environmental Group Reveals Healthy and Unhealthy Water In Fishers Island Sound
STONINGTON, CT – Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH) announced today that water quality in four estuaries of Fishers Island Sound, a narrow body of water at the eastern end of Long Island Sound, varies widely from excellent to poor, and that summer levels of inorganic nitrogen—the main culprit in algae blooms and oxygen depletion--were excessive.
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Water Quality of Four Estuaries in Coastal Stonington and Mystic CT
This report, which covers the years 2008-2013, represents the most comprehensive set of publicly available water-quality data collected by a single organization in Stonington coastal waters. The purpose of the CUSH water monitoring program is to assess the current and long-term health of local waters, to identify ongoing trends, and to track identifiable sources of pollution. The report is available as an Executive Summary and Full Report. Full Report contains site specific analysis and graphics.
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CUSH testing finds polluted runoff hurting water quality in two coves
Publication: The Day
Five years of water quality testing at four estuaries in Mystic and Stonington have revealed that Wequetequock and Pequotsepos coves are particularly stressed by high levels of polluted runoff and low dissolved oxygen in the summer.
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Water quality report yields mixed results
Publication: The Westerly Sun
STONINGTON — Water quality in Fishers Island Sound is strongly impacted by tidal flushing, according to a study from one local environmental group.
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