How Healthy is Your Water?

Central Buzzards Bay Snapshot

99
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Bay Health Index (5-year average)
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99
99
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Supporting Data

There is one sampling station in Central Buzzards Bay: Navigational Buoy (CB2).

Central Buzzards Bay: Navigational Buoy (Station CB2)
Nitrogen, water clarity, dissolved oxygen, and algae measurements taken from a boat at navigational buoy in the middle of Buzzards Bay. (41.55417446, -70.87733749)
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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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: