How Healthy is Your Water?

Outer Weweantic River Snapshot

47
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
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47
47
out of 100

Supporting Data

Outer Weweantic River: Briarwood Beach (Station WW4)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken just off the rocks on the east side of the point of the Briarwood Beach community. (41.732204, -70.744372)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Outer Weweantic River: Beaverdam Creek (Station WW4A)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from shore at private dock just south of Beaverdam Creek. (41.731919, -70.736873)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Outer Weweantic River: Mouth (Station WW5)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the channel near the river mouth. (41.723733, -70.726659)
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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Top Stories on the Weweantic River

Removal of dam at Horseshoe Mill will help Weweantic River’s native fish thrive again

Two years from now, the Weweantic River’s rich populations of migratory fish will once again be able to swim freely to their freshwater spawning areas when the crumbling remnants of a dam are removed from the Coalition’s Horseshoe Mill property in Wareham.

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10 acres acquired on Weweantic River to expand conservation, recreation, and affordable housing in Wareham

A recently completed land conservation project in Wareham is bringing together three parts of the Community Preservation Act – land conservation, outdoor recreation, and affordable housing – to benefit Wareham residents.

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What 25 years of river herring data tell us about restoring these ‘foundation’ fish in Buzzards Bay

Data collected over the past 25 years offer a snapshot of the decline of river herring and hint at possible solutions to bring their populations back to health in Buzzards Bay and beyond.

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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: