How Healthy is Your Water?

Quicksand Pond Snapshot

44
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
44
44
out of 100

Supporting Data

Quicksand Pond: Center (Station QP1)
Dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the center of the pond. (41.50552, -71.13158)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Quicksand Pond: The Gut (Station QP3)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the center of “The Gut” cove on pond’s eastern side. (41.51166, -71.12849)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Quicksand Pond: Site QPC1
Nitrogen and algae measurements taken from shore by the culvert at Quicksand Pond Road. (41.520506, -71.137723)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Quicksand Pond: Tributary (Station QPR1)
Nitrogen and algae measurements taken from wooden bridge over unnamed tributary leading to The Gut. (41.5153, -71.129)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments

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