Water tests for June and July can be examined here.
Water samples are taken at Echo Cove, Gregory Island, Lakeshore Drive, and the boat ramp. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health accepts an E. coli count up to 235 per 100 mL in fresh water bathing areas. The eight samples tested from Chebacco Lake ranged from <1 to 12. Great news once again!
FYI, the Essex Board of Health handles the testing at Centennial Grove.
These two diagnostic studies have provided extensive information on Chebacco Lake and lake managements issues. They are vital historical and technical references for anyone involved with current lake issues. They cover lake geology and hydrology, land and lake use,Â water quality and water level, septic systems and excessive nutrients, wildlife and aquatic weeds, among other issues.
We have created pdfs of both reports (a shoutout to Joe Brain!) which you can download here:
Lycott (1985): Chebacco Lake Diagnostic/ Feasibility Study
Salem State College (1998): Chebacco Lake Diagnostic Report