How Healthy is Your Water?

Little Bay (Fairhaven) Snapshot

71
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
71
71
out of 100

Supporting Data

Little Bay (Fairhaven): Seaview Avenue (Station LT0)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from shore at Seaview Avenue boat ramp. (41.620227, -70.854916)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Little Bay (Fairhaven): Inner Little Bay (Station LT1N)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in inner Little Bay, just south of Quahog Hill. (41.632461, -70.863239)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Little Bay (Fairhaven): Bike Trail Pier (Station LT1X)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from cement pier at the end of the Phoenix Bike Trail. (41.63315, -70.866716)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Little Bay (Fairhaven): Island – South (Station LT2N)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat southeast of the island. (41.624726, -70.860701)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Little Bay (Fairhaven): Little Bay – West (Station LT2X/LT2A)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from a private dock on the western shore of Little Bay. (Note: Before 2002, measurements were taken from nearby private dock at station LT2A.) (41.623808, -70.859209)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Little Bay (Fairhaven): Island – North (Station LT3)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat just north of the island. (41.627439, -70.860331)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Little Bay (Fairhaven): Outer Little Bay (Station LT4)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in outer Little Bay, just north of White Rock. (41.621025, -70.848986)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
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