How Healthy is Your Water?

Sippican River Snapshot

The Buzzards Bay Coalition does not calculate a Bay Health Index score for the Sippican River 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

Sippican River: Bates Road (Station HP1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at the Bates Road bridge, just downstream from the fish ladder at the Leonard’s Pond dam. (41.747371, -70.803695)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Sippican River: Hathaway Dam (Station HP3)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at the dam outlet. (41.733924, -70.794137)
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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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 the Sippican River

14 places around Buzzards Bay that we love

There’s a lot to explore — and love — around Buzzards Bay. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we asked land trusts from Westport to Falmouth to share their favorite places.

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7 spooky Halloween walks to take in Southeastern Massachusetts

Because it’s fun to have a little bit of a scare around Halloween, visit one of these 7 spots around Southeastern Massachusetts for a great walk and a spooky story.

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Removal of dam at Horseshoe Mill will help Weweantic River’s native fish thrive again

Two years from now, the Weweantic River’s rich populations of migratory fish will once again be able to swim freely to their freshwater spawning areas when the crumbling remnants of a dam are removed from the Coalition’s Horseshoe Mill property in Wareham.

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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: