James Pond

Check out our 2019 state of the pond report!


The 357-acre watershed is completely in West Tisbury.
The pond has an area of 38 to 55 acres, a mean depth of 3.5 feet, and a tidal range of 0.2 to 0.3 feet.


Water Quality

The MVC categorized this pond as Compromised. Eelgrass is not known to be in the pond. Known to be eutrophic with excessive filamentous and rooted weeds decaying in August. Low dissolved oxygen and high organic nitrogen. Pond is physically constrained and impacted.


Massachusetts Estuaries Project Study

There is no plan for an MEP study.



There is interest from abutters to do nitrogen mitigation.

Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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