How Healthy is Your Water?

Inner New Bedford Harbor Snapshot

39
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
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39
39
out of 100

Supporting Data

Inner New Bedford Harbor: Fairhaven Shipyard (Station NB1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from the floating dock at Fairhaven Shipyard. (41.628472, -70.90458)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Inner New Bedford Harbor: Fairhaven Treatment Plant Outfall (Station FTP)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat above discharge. (41.6313, -70.907497)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Inner New Bedford Harbor: Pope’s Island (Station NB2)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from floating dock at Pope’s Island Marina. (41.639146, -70.911349)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Inner New Bedford Harbor: Fisherman’s Wharf (Station NB7)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from dock next to Wharfinger Building. (41.635623, -70.921052)
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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