How Healthy is Your Water?

Pocasset River Snapshot

59
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
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59
59
out of 100

Supporting Data

Pocasset River: Shore Road – Oxygen (Station PR1)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from shore at floating dock off Shore Road, across the river from Bucky Barlow’s Boat Yard. (41.695673, -70.619648)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Pocasset River: Shore Road – Nutrient (Station PR2)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from floating dock off Shore Road, across the river from Bucky Barlow’s Boat Yard. (41.69783, -70.615836)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Pocasset River: River Mouth (Station PR3)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from community floating dock. (41.698505, -70.623119)
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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