How Healthy is Your Water?

Stretching from the ponds of Plymouth all the way to Wareham Village, the Agawam River is home to one of the most abundant herring runs on Buzzards Bay. The largest source of nitrogen to the Agawam River is the Wareham Water Pollution Control Facility, which discharges treated wastewater to the tidal estuary. The Agawam River merges with the Wankinco River to form the Wareham River, one of Buzzards Bay’s largest river systems.

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Agawam River – Estuary
Two sampling stations: AG1, AG2
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Agawam River – Fresh
One sampling station: AG3

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Top Stories on the Agawam River

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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What 25 years of river herring data tell us about restoring these ‘foundation’ fish in Buzzards Bay

Data collected over the past 25 years offer a snapshot of the decline of river herring and hint at possible solutions to bring their populations back to health in Buzzards Bay and beyond.

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Coalition celebrates accomplishments, honors guardians of Buzzards Bay at 28th Annual Meeting in Onset

At its 28th Annual Meeting in Onset, the Coalition celebrated an exceptional year of accomplishments and honored three outstanding guardians of Buzzards Bay.

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