A U.S. Geological Survey monitoring operation will soon collect data on a New York pond where agency scientists hope to learn more about the causes of wetland loss in the area, according to Three Village Patch.
New York officials approved that more than $185,000 to monitor the pond, which acts as an inlet to the Long Island Sound. The funding will also go to monitor three more embayments in the area. USGS will kick in $250,000 for operation and maintenance of a monitoring network.
Flax Pond is a heavily studied body of water connected to the Long Island Sound through a manmade channel dug in the 1800s, according to the N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation.