Westport River, East Branch – Fresh

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Westport River, East Branch – Fresh Snapshot

The Buzzards Bay Coalition does not calculate a Bay Health Index score for the Westport River, East Branch – Fresh 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

Westport River, East Branch – Fresh: Head of Westport (Station 101E)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from shore at road culvert along wall on west side of river. (41.621007, -71.059772)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Westport River, East Branch – Fresh: Town Landing (Station N0)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken along east shore of river by boat launch. (41.621049, -71.059734)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
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: