How Healthy is Your Water?

Outer Sippican Harbor Snapshot

71
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
71
71
out of 100

Supporting Data

Outer Sippican Harbor: Nye’s Wharf (Station SH3A)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from the pier at Nye’s Wharf. (41.697812, -70.754467)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Outer Sippican Harbor: Silvershell Beach (Station SH3X)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from shore by rock jetty at Silvershell Beach. (41.69334, -70.755867)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Outer Sippican Harbor: Outer Harbor (Station SH3N)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the outer harbor, between Stewart’s Island and Planting Island. (41.689943, -70.7475)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average

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Become a Baywatcher

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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Two years from now, the Weweantic River’s rich populations of migratory fish will once again be able to swim freely to their freshwater spawning areas when the crumbling remnants of a dam are removed from the Coalition’s Horseshoe Mill property in Wareham.

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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: