How Healthy is Your Water?

Inner Clarks Cove Snapshot

45
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
45
45
out of 100

Supporting Data

Inner Clarks Cove: Northwest Cove (Station CC1N)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the northwest corner of the inner cove. (41.611195, -70.928736)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Inner Clarks Cove: Community Boating Center (Station CC1A/CC1X)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from the Community Boating Center dock. (Note: Before 2009, measurements were taken from nearby private dock at station CC1X.) (41.608478, -70.930316)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Inner Clarks Cove: West Beach (Station CC2)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at the rock jetty at the end of Dudley Street at West Beach in New Bedford. (41.608496, -70.917891)
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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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: