How Healthy is Your Water?

Back River Snapshot

57
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
57
57
out of 100

Supporting Data

There are three sampling stations on the Back River: Marina (BR1), Shore Road (BR2), and Inner Back River (EP3).

Back River: Marina (Station BR1)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from private dock at marina. (41.728307, -70.614245)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Back River: Shore Road (Station BR2)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from Shore Road bridge. (41.728524, -70.613657)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Back River: Inner Back River (Station EP3)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore across the road from the Lobster Trap Restaurant. (41.728969, -70.613217)
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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