How Healthy is Your Water?

Inner Slocums River Snapshot

24
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
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24
24
out of 100

Supporting Data

Inner Slocums River: Gaffney Road (Station SR1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore by wading in at the town landing on Gaffney Road. (41.548499, -70.998304)
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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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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