How Healthy is Your Water?

Hen Cove Snapshot

58
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
58
58
out of 100

Supporting Data

Hen Cove: Handy Point (Station HC1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from association dock in Handy Point community. (41.681151, -70.62044)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Hen Cove: Hen Cove Landing (Station HC2)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from floating dock next to boat ramp at Hen Cove Landing. (41.685763, -70.61925)
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: