How Healthy is Your Water?

Vineyard Sound Snapshot

97
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
97
97
out of 100

Supporting Data

Vineyard Sound: Quicks Hole (Station VS1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in Vineyard Sound southeast of Quicks Hole. (41.408331, -70.829167)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Vineyard Sound: Tarpaulin Cove (Station VS2)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in Vineyard Sound south of Tarpaulin Cove. (41.447219, -70.744439)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Vineyard Sound: Menemsha (Station VS3)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in Vineyard Sound north of Menemsha. (41.375647, -70.768431)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Vineyard Sound: Nonamesset (Station VS4)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in Vineyard Sound just off the southern coast of Nonamesset Island. (41.502664, -70.679511)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Vineyard Sound: Nobska Lighthouse (Station VS5)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat offshore from Nobska Lighthouse in Woods Hole. (41.508858, -70.65169)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Vineyard Sound: Nantucket Sound (Station NTKS10)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the center of Vineyard Sound between Great Pond in Falmouth and West Chop on Martha’s Vineyard. (41.512833, -70.596942)
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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