How Healthy is Your Water?

Herring Brook – Mouth Snapshot

46
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Bay Health Index (5-year average)
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46
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Supporting Data

Herring Brook – Mouth: Quaker Road (Station HB2)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at Quaker Road bridge. (41.623896, -70.639078)
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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