How Healthy is Your Water?

Eel Pond (Mattapoisett) Snapshot

28
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
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fair
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28
28
out of 100

Supporting Data

Eel Pond (Mattapoisett): Goodspeed Island (Station EL1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from bridge on Goodspeed Island Road. (41.657605, -70.819502)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Eel Pond (Mattapoisett): Footbridge (Station EL2)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from the marsh edge, near the old footbridge. (41.655337, -70.821956)
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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