2013 Inner Hempstead Harbor Report Card

The Integration and Application Network along with its partners produced the Inner Hempstead Harbor report card. Overall, Inner Hempstead Harbor health is poor (received a grade of D+). While dissolved oxygen levels are moderately good (received a grade of B+), harbor nitrogen levels (received a grade of C) and water clarity (received a grade of F) need improvement. Scores are determined by comparing these three indicators to scientifically derived ecological thresholds or goals. The three indicators were combined into a Water Quality Index, which is presented as subregion percent scores for Glen Cove Creek, the Middle Harbor, and the Lower Harbor. The report card provides a geographically specific assessment of annual Inner Hempstead Harbor ecosystem health for 2013.