How Healthy is Your Water?

Sippican River Snapshot

The Buzzards Bay Coalition does not calculate a Bay Health Index score for the Sippican River because it is a freshwater location. The Bay Health Index is only used to measure the health of coastal waters, including harbors, coves, and tidal rivers.

Supporting Data

Sippican River: Bates Road (Station HP1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at the Bates Road bridge, just downstream from the fish ladder at the Leonard’s Pond dam. (41.747371, -70.803695)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Sippican River: Hathaway Dam (Station HP3)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at the dam outlet. (41.733924, -70.794137)
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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Help the Buzzards Bay Coalition keep an eye on the health of the water in your community. Become a Baywatcher, and you can volunteer as a "citizen scientist" on the water this summer.

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Top Stories on the Sippican River

River herring numbers are up in some Bay waterways – but there’s more work to do

Population counts of river herring were up in three of Buzzards Bay’s most important rivers — the Agawam, Acushnet, and Mattapoisett Rivers — during spring 2019. But rising numbers don’t mean that the work to protect river herring has ended.

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Marion sewage lagoons to be cleaned up (finally!)

Persistent advocacy by the Buzzards Bay Coalition has yielded a resolution for a chronic source of nitrogen pollution to the Bay.

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10 Buzzards Bay herring runs to visit this spring

As spring arrives, migratory river herring return to Buzzards Bay’s rivers and streams. Catch a glimpse of these important fish at one of these 10 herring runs around the region.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: