How Healthy is Your Water?

Outer Clarks Cove Snapshot

57
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
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57
57
out of 100

Supporting Data

Outer Clarks Cove: Center Cove - North (Station CC3)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the middle of Clarks Cove. (41.604389, -70.92215)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Outer Clarks Cove: Center Cove - South (Station CC4)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the middle of Clarks Cove, closer to the mouth. (41.599181, -70.921089)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Outer Clarks Cove: Moshers Point (Station CC5)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from shore by wading in at the beach at the end of William Street in Dartmouth. (41.593001, -70.927278)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Outer Clarks Cove: SMAST (Station CC6)
Nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from the pier at the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology in the South End of New Bedford. (41.594383, -70.910946)
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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