West Falmouth Harbor – Mid-Harbor

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West Falmouth Harbor – Mid-Harbor Snapshot

68
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
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68
68
out of 100

Supporting Data

West Falmouth Harbor – Mid-Harbor: Chapoquoit Road (Station WF4X)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from shore at Chapoquoit Road bridge. (41.598398, -70.64267)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
West Falmouth Harbor – Mid-Harbor: Tidal Flats (Station WF5N)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the center of the harbor between the tidal flats. (41.599457, -70.645197)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average

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Top Stories on West Falmouth Harbor

Septic system upgrades in West Falmouth will demonstrate new nitrogen-reducing technologies at fire station, theatre company

Two upcoming septic system upgrades will deploy new state-of-the-art technologies to reduce nitrogen pollution as part of the Coalition’s ongoing effort to help restore the harbor’s health.

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‘Restoration of West Falmouth Harbor’ event leaves residents with hope, challenges

On June 29, West Falmouth residents packed into an auditorium at Falmouth Academy for a symposium on the last 25 years of science and policy around nitrogen-polluted West Falmouth Harbor.

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Decision Makers Workshops demonstrate real-world solutions to nitrogen pollution from septic systems

Local decision makers from around the region came together at two free workshops in April to learn about the results of the Coalition’s on-the-ground pilot projects to reduce nitrogen pollution from septic systems.

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