Jordan Pond Buoy Project

Encompassing 45,000 acres on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park, with more than two million visitors each year, is one of the most popular national parks in the U.S. It is also one of the smallest and most vulnerable.

Jordan Pond is one of the clearest lakes in Maine and it serves as a water supply for the Town of Mount Desert.  It is estimated that about 60% of park visitors see the pond during their visit. In recent years, water clarity in Jordan Pond has been declining, a trend that is also occurring in other Maine lakes. To monitor this change, a high resolution water quality buoy has been deployed in the lake since 2013.

On this website you can learn more about the buoy project, read blog posts about the latest news, access live data, and see pictures from the past two years of the project. 

Location of buoy in Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine. Click here for Google Maps →

Location of buoy in Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine. Click here for Google Maps →

About

The project is an ongoing effort to monitor water quality in Jordan Pond.

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Data

The Jordan Pond buoy logs data every 15 minutes. 

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