How Healthy is Your Water?

Acushnet River – The Sawmill Snapshot

The Buzzards Bay Coalition does not calculate a Bay Health Index score for Acushnet River – The Sawmill because it is a freshwater location. The Bay Health Index is only used to measure the health of coastal waters, including harbors, coves, and tidal rivers.

Supporting Data

Acushnet River – The Sawmill: The Sawmill (Station AR0)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at the edge of the river upstream of the fishway. (41.684352, -70.918724)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average

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Help the Buzzards Bay Coalition keep an eye on the health of the water in your community. Become a Baywatcher, and you can volunteer as a "citizen scientist" on the water this summer.

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Top Stories on the Acushnet River

Coalition celebrates 30 years of Bay protection, restoration at Annual Meeting in Acushnet

At its 30th Annual Meeting on May 19, the Coalition celebrated another exceptional year of accomplishments and honored three Buzzards Bay Guardians who have given outstanding service to the Bay’s cleanup, restoration, and protection.

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10 Buzzards Bay herring runs to visit this spring

With spring comes the sound of songbirds, the sight of colorful flowers, the feeling of warm sunshine – and migratory river herring returning to Buzzards Bay’s waters. Catch a glimpse of river herring at one of these 10 herring runs around the region.

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River otter sighting at Sawmill in Acushnet shows the power of urban habitat restoration

Last month, a local photographer captured an exciting sight at The Sawmill: the first recorded river otter in this portion of the Acushnet River since the Coalition restored and opened the property as a public park in 2015.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: