Westport River, West Branch

How Healthy is Your Water?

Westport River, West Branch Snapshot

53
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
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53
53
out of 100

Supporting Data

Westport River, West Branch: Sanford Flat (Station W12)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the river channel southeast of Sanford Flat. (41.530439, -71.100328)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Westport River, West Branch: Careys Boat Yard (Station 112W)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from dock at Careys Boat Yard. (41.52708, -71.099607)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Westport River, West Branch: Great Flat (Station W9)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat at the river edge north of Great Flat. (41.522419, -71.095433)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Westport River, West Branch: Canoe Rock – Boat (Station W6)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat at the tidal flat off Canoe Rock. (41.518558, -71.0932)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Westport River, West Branch: Canoe Rock – Shore (Station 114W)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from private floating dock off western shore of river near Canoe Rock. (41.51763, -71.095379)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Westport River, West Branch: Hulda Cove (Station 110W)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from private floating dock on eastern shore of Hulda Cove. (41.519839, -71.076194)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average

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