How Healthy is Your Water?

Buttonwood Brook Snapshot

The Buzzards Bay Coalition does not calculate a Bay Health Index score for Buttonwood Brook 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

Buttonwood Brook: Buttonwood Park Pond (Station BWB4)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water quality measurements taken from shore at Buttonwood Park pond south of the road culvert. (41.631943, -70.953747)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Buttonwood Brook: Russells Mills Road (Station BWB1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water quality measurements taken from shore at Russells Mills Road north of culvert. (41.604595, -70.955893)
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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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: