How Healthy is Your Water?

Mashapaquit Creek Snapshot

12
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
12
12
out of 100

Supporting Data

Mashapaquit Creek: Upper Marsh (Station MAC1)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at the marsh edge. (41.61103, -70.633501)
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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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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West Falmouth demonstration project reduces nitrogen pollution from 20 septic systems by 78%

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Buzzards Bay health shows slight improvement during dry, hot summer of 2016

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In its 30th year, Coalition expanding team with three new full-time staff positions

With the addition of these positions, the Coalition’s team will grow to 20 conservation professionals, as well as seasonal part-time staff, service members, and countless volunteers who help us carry out our clean water mission.

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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: