Monponsett Lake is located in Halifax, in SE Massachusetts. The lake consists of two basins, East Pond and West Pond, separated by Route 58. There is a frightening visible difference between ponds. The East Pond appears normal; West Pond is bright green smothered in harmful algal blooms.
The EPA has issued a bacteria advisory and advises against any type of recreational activities. Halifax, a town that hosts many waterfront activities and events, is not happy. Summer Intern Tianna has corresponded with the local watershed association. Read Tianna's blog posting for what is causing algal blooms and what is being done to get the green muck out of town.