Sediment Quality of Lakes, Rivers, and Estuaries in the Mystic River Basin, Eastern Massachusetts, 2001–03
By Robert F. Breault, John L. Durant, and Albert Robbat, Jr.
In cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Tufts University
Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5191
“… the average water depth was lowest in Alewife Brook (only about 1 ft; fig. 4B). Water depths measured in the upper Mystic and Malden Rivers averaged about 5 and 6 ft, respectively (figs. 4B–C). Based on measurements of water depth, the estimated volumes of water in the Lower Mystic Lake, Alewife Brook, and upper Mystic and Malden Rivers are about 1000, 2, 300, and 150 Mgal, respectively.”
“Sediment thicknesses measured in Alewife Book and the upper Mystic and Malden Rivers were about 2, 3, and 4 ft, respectively. Based on measurements of soft-sediment thickness, the estimated sediment volume in Alewife Brook and in the upper Mystic and Malden Rivers is about 0.5, 21, and 12 million ft3, respectively.”