How Healthy is Your Water?

The Wareham River is one of Buzzards Bay’s largest river systems. It’s formed by the Agawam River and the Wankinco River, which begin in Carver and Plymouth and merge at Wareham Village. Local residents enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, and living by the Wareham River. But dense development along the shoreline has led to nitrogen pollution from wastewater, septic systems, lawns, and roads. Cranberry bogs north of the river also play a role in its health.

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Broad Marsh River
Six sampling stations: BMR1N, BMR1X, BMR3N, BMR4N, BMR6N, BMR6X
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Inner Wareham River
Eight sampling stations: WR1N, WR1X, WR2N, WR2X, WR3N, WR3X, WR4, WR5
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Marks Cove
Three sampling stations: MC1, MC2, MC3
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Outer Wareham River
Two sampling stations: WR6, WR7

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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: