Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
Site 22 - Shingle Landing Prong
Site Name: #22, Shingle Landing Prong. Piney Island, Bishopville MD
Monitor: Mary Ochse
Date(s): 8/97 to present
Is the site on Private or Public owned property? Private
Estimated width of body of water: 1/4 mile
Estimated average depth of water in area: 3 feet
Shoreline Characteristics: Wooded large lots, private homes with narrow buffers, briny water (soft and fresh.) Small fish and crabs feed at shoreline but water is murky from slow flushing and years of poultry plant emissions and recent development of waterfront lots.
Land Activities nearby (industry, farming, urban, etc): Perdue Poultry Plant 1 mile upstream; Large private waterfront lots on septic systems; golf course across water from site.
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