The Massachusetts Division of Water Pollution Control carried out a limited program of sediment sampling to ascertain the viability of dredging as a short term solution to pollution and flooding problems in the Alewife Brook. No dredging ever occurred but the data from the study remains. Five representative sites along the Little River/Alewife Brook were chosen for sampling and every sample showed some form of contamination.
Little River/Alewife Brook Survey, 1988
Sampling Data and Analysis
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water Pollution Control