How Healthy is Your Water?

Outer New Bedford Harbor Snapshot

54
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
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54
54
out of 100

Supporting Data

Outer New Bedford Harbor: East Beach (Station NB3)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat off East Beach. (41.601866, -70.901505)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Outer New Bedford Harbor: East Rodney French (Station NB3A)
Dissolved oxygen measurements taken from dock at the East Rodney French Boulevard boat ramp. (41.611666, -70.905597)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Outer New Bedford Harbor: Outer Harbor – West (Station NB5)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat on the west side of the outer harbor, near the hurricane barrier. (41.615919, -70.909031)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Outer New Bedford Harbor: Fort Phoenix (Station NB6)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat off Fort Phoenix. (41.622369, -70.8994)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Outer New Bedford Harbor: Priests Cove (Station PT1)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at Pope Beach. (41.631215, -70.883378)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
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