Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring  Site 22 - Shingle Landing Prong
Site Characteristics
This site is on the St. Martin River and has been
monitored by Mary Oche since August 1997.

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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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