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Squibnocket Pond, QAPP site # 33 Herring Creek (AQUINNAH-SQUIB # 33) site data in the Water Quality Portal

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This lake site, maintained by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) - Massachusetts (identifier AQUINNAH), has the name "Squibnocket Pond, QAPP site # 33 Herring Creek" and has the identifier AQUINNAH-SQUIB # 33. This site is in the watershed defined by the 8 digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 01090002. You can learn more about what is happening in this HUC at the EPA's Surf Your Watershed site or at the USGS Science In Your Watershed site. To learn more about water use in this watershed, you can go to the National Water Census Data Portal.

This site is located in Dukes County County, Massachusetts at 41.3168319 degrees latitude and -70.7833608 degrees longitude using the datum NAD83. No horizontal location accuracy metadata is available. This site is at an elevation of 0 ft No vertical location accuracy metadata is available.

To download the metadata about this site along with water quality data, go to the Portal Page and enter "AQUINNAH-SQUIB # 33" into the "Site ID" box under Site Parameters

Upstream and downstream stations

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Detailed Metadata

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OrganizationIdentifier AQUINNAH
OrganizationFormalName Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) - Massachusetts
MonitoringLocationIdentifier AQUINNAH-SQUIB # 33
MonitoringLocationName Squibnocket Pond, QAPP site # 33 Herring Creek
MonitoringLocationTypeName Lake
MonitoringLocationDescriptionText Squibnocket Pond is located on the southern side of the island, and is a predominately fresh surface water body tha acts as a basin for the surrounding watersheds. The delicate balance between the fresh and salt water bodies are separated by barrier beaches along Squibnocket Bight. Major ocean storm events result in breaches from the Atlantic to the pond. These breaches create sudden surges of high saline concentrations that have the ability to shock the Squibnocket Pond Ecosystem. The unique thing about this pond is that it is directly impacted by the rise and fall of tides on a daily basis from the western side of the island-Menemsha Pond. The two bodies are connected via a historical herring run. Characteristics of Squibnocket Pond:¶ Total Area = 1960 Acres¶ Total Terrestrial Wetlands = 1340 Acres¶ Non-WetLands = 310 Acres¶ Total Aquatic = 620 Acres¶(These figures were estimated using USGS 1972)¶¶
HUCEightDigitCode 01090002
LatitudeMeasure 41.3168319
LongitudeMeasure -70.7833608
HorizontalCollectionMethodName GPS Carrier Phase Static Relative Position
HorizontalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName NAD83
VerticalMeasure/MeasureValue 0
VerticalMeasure/MeasureUnitCode ft
VerticalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName Unknown
CountryCode US
StateCode 25
CountyCode 007
ProviderName STORET