How Healthy is Your Water?

Salters Pond Snapshot

31
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
31
31
out of 100

Supporting Data

Salters Pond: Pond – Southeast (STP1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from the southeast edge of the pond. (41.529852, -70.951072)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Salters Pond: Pond Inlet (STP2)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from the pond edge by the inlet. (41.528189, -70.955097)
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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