How Healthy is Your Water?

West Falmouth Harbor – Town Dock Snapshot

54
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
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54
54
out of 100

Supporting Data

West Falmouth Harbor – Town Dock: Town Dock – Boat (Station WF1N)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat just off town dock. (41.604066, -70.63942)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
West Falmouth Harbor – Town Dock: Town Dock – Shore (Station WF1X)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from shore at town dock. (41.603964, -70.639281)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average

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Become a Baywatcher

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 West Falmouth Harbor

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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14 places to learn how to sail on Buzzards Bay this summer

If you’ve ever watched sailboats breeze by in summer and wondered how you or your kids could learn how to sail, then you’re in luck. These 14 locations offer group and private sailing lessons that will help you get out on the water in no time!

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West Falmouth demonstration project reduces nitrogen pollution from 20 septic systems by 78%

Last year, 20 homeowners around West Falmouth Harbor signed up to upgrade their septic systems or cesspools to nitrogen-reducing technology as part of a demonstration project led by the Coalition and the town of Falmouth.

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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: