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

Volunteer

Become a Baywatcher

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.

Read More ›

Top Stories on the Acushnet River

Partnering with P.J. Keating Company, Coalition adds 21 acres to expanding Acushnet River Reserve

This month, the Coalition partnered with the P.J. Keating Company to add 21 acres to this expanding network of protected forests, fields, and wetlands along the Acushnet River.

Full Story ›
What 25 years of river herring data tell us about restoring these ‘foundation’ fish in Buzzards Bay

Data collected over the past 25 years offer a snapshot of the decline of river herring and hint at possible solutions to bring their populations back to health in Buzzards Bay and beyond.

Full Story ›
10 places to look for bald eagles in southeastern Massachusetts

After their brush with extinction in the 20th century, bald eagles are beginning to return to the Buzzards Bay region, soaring over ponds, rivers, and salt marshes from Fall River to Falmouth.

Full Story ›

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: