Water Quality Data


Parker River Clean Water Association Water Quality Monitoring Data:

*Notes on Data:   Readings highlighted in orange __  indicates greater than 2 standard deviation from median
                            TNTC = Too Numerous To Count
Water Quality Sampling Locations: View SITE MAP
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Overview & Parameters of what we sample and test:

  • Nitrogen& Phosphorous - Nutrients

  • Dissolved Oxygen

  • Depth& Velocity

  • PH

  • Turbidity

  • Water Temperature

  • E-Coli (Bacterial Contamination)

*Note:  The WQ data above is not part of an approved Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) on file with a government agency at this time. The data collected is for informational and evaluation purposes, as stated in our Water Quality Monitoring Program.

Parker River MS4 Reports
(For Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Ipswich, Newbury, Newburyport& Rowley)

Water Quality Reports for the Parker River Watershed:

  • 2001 DEP Division of Watershed Management Water Quality Assessment Report Part I

  • 2001 DEP Division of Watershed Management Water Quality Assessment Report Part II

  • 2001 DEP Division of Watershed Management Water Quality Assessment Report Part III

  • 2001 DEP Division of Watershed Management Water Quality Assessment Report Part IV

  • 2004 - 2008 Division of Watershed Management Draft Water Quality Assessment Report

2003 DEP Division of Watershed Management Draft Pathogen TMDL for the Parker River Watershed

1994 Mass Audubon Plum Island Sound Minibay Project

PRCWA Contacts

We'd love to hear from you and get your input on ways to preserve the Parker River Watershed and the Plum Island Sound.

PO Box 798, Byfield, MA  01922
Telephone :

Email : parker.river@verizon.net


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Webmaster: Jerry A. Mullins


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The PRCWA is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the restoration and protection of the waters and environment of the Parker River and Plum Island Sound Watersheds.


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