Agawam River – Estuary

How Healthy is Your Water?

The health of the Agawam River estuary has climbed to fair since 2005, when Wareham upgraded its Water Pollution Control Facility. Although this sewer plant reduces far more nitrogen than any other in the region, it still discharges to the Agawam River. The discharge pipe must be moved to a less sensitive location away from the Agawam River for the estuary’s health to keep improving.

Agawam River – Estuary Snapshot

35
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
35
35
out of 100

Supporting Data

There are two sampling stations on the Agawam River estuary: Sandwich Road (AG1) and Gateway Shores (AG2).

Agawam River – Estuary: Sandwich Road (Station AG1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at Sandwich Road (Route 6) bridge. (41.763453, -70.688604)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Agawam River – Estuary: Gateway Shores (Station AG2)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore off private dock. (41.763612, -70.702375)
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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