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Connecticut River at Sunderland Boat Ramp

Off School Street
Sunderland, MA
Longitude/Latitude: -72.583361 / 42.467340

At the end of School Street on the north side of Sunderland Bridge. Canoe and fishing access managed by the town of Sunderland.

Is It Clean?

The CT River in Sunderland is sampled Thursdays between June and October by volunteers coordinated by the Connecticut River Watershed Council.

Sample DateStatusCFU/100mlWet
2014-10-02Blue Clean for Boating and Swimming21.1Y
2014-09-25Blue Clean for Boating and Swimming64.4N
2014-09-18Blue Clean for Boating and Swimming25.9Y
2014-09-11Blue Clean for Boating and Swimming49.6N
2014-09-04Blue Clean for Boating and Swimming31.3N

How Do I Get There?

At the intersection of Routes 116 and 47 in Sunderland, go north on Route 47 for one block.  Take the first left onto School Street.  Go almost to the end of the street, where there is a dirt driveway off to the left at a big cottonwood tree.  The boat ramp is at the end of this dirt access road.  No long-term parking on site, but for collecting a sample you can live-park there for a short while.  For boating, you can drop a boat off and park at the library parking lot on School Street.

This Site Is Monitored By:

Connecticut River Watershed Council
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Bacteria levels can increase due to rainfall and runoff, which can be reflected in river flow levels. This graph shows river flow levels for the past 21 days at the nearest U.S. Geological Survey stream gage. The gage is located on the Connecticut River at Montague City just downstream of the bike path bridge and confluence with the Deerfield River, approximately 9 miles upstream of this monitoring site.

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