How Healthy is Your Water?

Mashapaquit Creek Snapshot

4
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
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4
4
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
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
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