West Falmouth Harbor – Harbor Head

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West Falmouth Harbor – Harbor Head Snapshot

68
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
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68
68
out of 100

Supporting Data

West Falmouth Harbor – Harbor Head: Center Harbor (Station WF4N)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from the center of Harbor Head. (41.59831, -70.64239)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
West Falmouth Harbor – Harbor Head: Harbor Head – East (Station WF5X)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from a private dock on the east side of Harbor Head. (41.597144, -70.641145)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average

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Top Stories on West Falmouth Harbor

‘Restoration of West Falmouth Harbor’ event leaves residents with hope, challenges

On June 29, West Falmouth residents packed into an auditorium at Falmouth Academy for a symposium on the last 25 years of science and policy around nitrogen-polluted West Falmouth Harbor.

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Decision Makers Workshops demonstrate real-world solutions to nitrogen pollution from septic systems

Local decision makers from around the region came together at two free workshops in April to learn about the results of the Coalition’s on-the-ground pilot projects to reduce nitrogen pollution from septic systems.

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In Memoriam – John Ross

John Ross came to the Coalition in the 1990s after noticing the health of his beloved West Falmouth Harbor declining. Due in great part to his determination, the harbor is now on the road to recovery.

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