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Narragansett Bay is a medium-sized (370 km2) northeastern U.S. estuary. The Narragansett Bay watershed drains approximately 1,800 square miles through numerous freshwater inputs into the Bay. The major source of fresh water to the Bay is the Blackstone River. Narragansett Bay covers approximately 147 square miles with an undulating shoreline that creates a string of sheltered coves where water circulation may be restricted (Figure 1). The circulation in the Bay was described in detail by Rodgers (Rogers, 2008) and Kincaid, et. al. (Kincaid, et. al., 2003; Pilson, 1985). This report describes the time series data collected at the dock of Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) at the Narragansett Bay Campus of the University of Rhode Island from 1995 through 2011. This site is located about 4.6 km from the mouth of the West Passage in Narragansett Bay.