How Healthy is Your Water?

Shell Point Bay Snapshot

72
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
72
72
out of 100

Supporting Data

Shell Point Bay: Sunset Cove – Boat (SB1)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in Sunset Cove. (41.738635, -70.669118)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Shell Point Bay: Agawam Beach (SB2X)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from Shell Point Bay dock in Agawam Beach community. (41.742042, -70.672333)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Shell Point Bay: Sunset Cove – Shore (OB4)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from shore in Sunset Cove. (Note: Data from this sampling station is not included in the Bay Health Index score for Shell Point Bay.) (41.738063, -70.669414)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
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