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Salt Pond Region SAMP

The Salt Pond region of southern Rhode Island extends from Westerly to Narragansett Bay and forms the natural boundary between the Atlantic Ocean and the shallow, highly permeable freshwater aquifer of the South Coastal Basin.

Cover Thumbnail Rhode Island's Salt Pond Region: Special Area Management Plan (PDF)


Procedures Used in the Construction of a Denitrifying Border (S. Nixon) (PDF)

USGS Salt Pond Groundwater Study (PDF)

White Paper: Nitrogen Inputs to RI Coastal Salt Ponds – Too Much of a Good Thing (PDF)

CRMC Land Use Designations

DEM Critical Resource Area boundary tool for Google Earth



South Kingstown


Salt Ponds Coalition

Salt Ponds Coalition Web Site

State of Rhode Island Web Site
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