How Healthy is Your Water?

Hammett Cove Snapshot

32
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
32
32
out of 100

Supporting Data

Hammett Cove: Boatyard (Station HM1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore or boat by the boatyard. (41.721208, -70.756305)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Hammett Cove: Gravel Island (Station HM3)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the lower cove, just north of Gravel Island. (41.713394, -70.756277)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average

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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.

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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: