Acushnet River – Estuary

How Healthy is Your Water?

Acushnet River – Estuary Snapshot

16
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
16
16
out of 100

Supporting Data

Acushnet River – Estuary: Wood Street (Station AR1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at Wood Street bridge. (41.678494, -70.91673)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Acushnet River – Estuary: Washburn Street (Station AR2)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from private floating dock. (41.653913, -70.919395)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average

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Top Stories on the Acushnet River

Hamlin Crossing, Coalition’s newest public property, opens on Acushnet River for all to explore

Hamlin Crossing’s nine acres of wildflower fields, quiet woodlands, and river views are now open to the public as part of the Coalition’s growing Acushnet River Reserve.

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10 Buzzards Bay herring runs to visit this spring

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River otter sighting at Sawmill in Acushnet shows the power of urban habitat restoration

Last month, a local photographer captured an exciting sight at The Sawmill: the first recorded river otter in this portion of the Acushnet River since the Coalition restored and opened the property as a public park in 2015.

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