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Student Guide | Cape Cod | Everglades | Los Angeles | Download PDF

Cape Cod:

Introduction

Reading

Focus Question

The Interested Parties

Cape Cod's Unique, "Absorbent" Geology

Where Do Cape Codders Get Their Water?

Porosity, Permeability, and Ground Water

The Massachusetts Military Reservation - An Environmental Dilemma

The Facts About Septic Tanks, and Other Threats to the Cape's Ground -Water Quality

Ground-Water Cleanup - No Easy Task

The USGS's Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, or "How We Learned About the Ashumet Valley Sewage Plume"

The Harwich Solar Aquatic Septage Treatment Plant - the Neighbors May Have One Answer

Glossary

Introduction:

Cape Cod

Dunes and beaches attract hundreds of thousands of vacationers to Cape Cod each summer.

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At Cape Cod's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, nature has a quite moment.

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Cape Cod's population is constantly growing. During the summer, vacationers increase the population from about 200,000 to more than 500,000.

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Sandy Neck dune bog, Cape Cod. A bog is a wet spongy area that consists of decaying vegetation. Bogs form in low-lying coastal areas where melting glacier-ice masses created depressions (kettle holes) that filled with water and eventually formed bogs.

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Leaking landfills in towns on Cape Cod contain everything from pesticides to household waste. These landfills have been contaminating Cape Cod's groundwater for decades.

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