James Pond

James Pond State of the Pond Reports

     Year 2020

     Year 2019


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 Impaired. 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.


Up-Island 208 Project

The 208 Equivalency Report (aka Up-Island Management plan) is a comprehensive review of water quality and habitat conditions in five Up-Island watersheds. The information presented in the report is intended to provide criteria to Up-Island communities as they establish baseline assessment of existing conditions and finalize their nitrogen mitigation plans.

Massachusetts Estuaries Project Study

There is no plan for an MEP study.



There is interest from abutters to do nitrogen mitigation.

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