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Hudson Bayou Condition Report for 2013

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Pass

4 out of 4 indicators were rated as PASS.

All four indicators must pass
for the creek to be rated as PASS.

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  • Size: 2,406 acres
  • Location: North Sarasota County
  • Discharges into: Sarasota Bay

The Hudson Bayou Basin is entirely within the bounds of the City of Sarasota. Its surface water system has undergone significant alteration over the past century. The Sarasota County 1847 General Land Office Survey does not confirm Hudson Bayou but does show a few inland waterways. The 1959 USDA NRCS Soil Survey Map shows that Hudson Bayou extended about 1 mile inland from the bay through somewhat poorly drained soil associated with flatwoods. The survey also shows an area of well-drained soil likely consisting of scrub land north of the bayou, which continues north along the coast. For basin details see: Sarasota Bay Water Quality Management Plan (2012)

Creek Location Map

Water Chemistry Ratings - Freshwater Portion of the Creek

Total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorophyll a, and dissolved oxygen levels are monitored carefully by water resource managers and used by regulatory authorities to determine whether a creek meets the water quality standards mandated by the Clean Water Act. Shown below are water quality data for each freshwater stream segment. Florida law defines a threshold for the maximum allowable concentration of nitrogen, phosphorus, and chlorophyll a, and the minimum required concentration of dissolved oxygen in these streams. Learn more about these ratings and how they are calculated »

Data for the following WBIDs is averaged when compiling the data below:
  • 1953A
Pass

Chlorophyll a

Score: Pass
Units: mg/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 0.0119 0.1568
Mean 0.0009 0.0013 0.01433695
Low 0.0002 0.0002
No. of Samples 70 371

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/20093.6620.0036600mg/l0.0036100
2/1/200911.6520.0076600mg/l0.0114400
3/1/20097.9820.0077600mg/l0.0076600
4/1/20096.2920.0074000mg/l0.0057400
5/1/20093.1520.0065500mg/l0.0031000
6/1/20096.0920.0064700mg/l0.0050000
7/1/20093.5820.0064600mg/l0.0034500
8/1/20093.4720.0050900mg/l0.0026200
9/1/20090.5520.0038600mg/l0.0004900
10/1/20090.9320.0029600mg/l0.0008600
11/1/20090.5420.0025300mg/l0.0005200
12/1/20091.1220.0017000mg/l0.0011100
1/1/20100.6960.0012200mg/l0.0006700
2/1/20105.2660.0015200mg/l0.0038500
3/1/20102.1960.0017900mg/l0.0013200
4/1/20100.9560.0017900mg/l0.0008300
6/1/20104.3660.0026900mg/l0.0038700
7/1/20104.3360.0034200mg/l0.0040600
8/1/20100.5040.0024700mg/l0.0004400
9/1/20100.69120.0021700mg/l0.0006800
10/1/20103.2660.0026300mg/l0.0025600
11/1/20101.2760.0024000mg/l0.0012600
12/1/20101.2860.0018900mg/l0.0012300
1/1/20112.1860.0015300mg/l0.0017600
2/1/20114.7760.0022400mg/l0.0044900
3/1/20114.0160.0028000mg/l0.0033500
4/1/20111.8960.0025700mg/l0.0018900
5/1/201111.2760.0042300mg/l0.0106300
6/1/20111.4460.0042600mg/l0.0014100
7/1/20111.1760.0040900mg/l0.0011700
8/1/20110.4960.0033800mg/l0.0004300
9/1/20110.4760.0027900mg/l0.0004400
10/1/20111.1160.0026600mg/l0.0010300
11/1/20110.6460.0008900mg/l0.0006100
12/1/20114.8060.0014500mg/l0.0017700
1/1/20122.6560.0016900mg/l0.0018100
2/1/20126.6460.0027200mg/l0.0024800
3/1/20125.9660.0036300mg/l0.0033200
4/1/20123.1360.0039700mg/l0.0019700
5/1/201280.6560.0173100mg/l0.0265300
6/1/20120.6260.0166100mg/l0.0006200
7/1/20120.6860.0162800mg/l0.0006000
8/1/20121.7160.0154600mg/l0.0017000
9/1/20120.4360.0145400mg/l0.0004100
10/1/20120.3460.0140700mg/l0.0003300
11/1/20124.6060.0014000mg/l0.0020900
12/1/20120.5460.0013800mg/l0.0004600
1/1/20131.7760.0015700mg/l0.0014900
2/1/20136.3460.0023400mg/l0.0030500
3/1/20131.1860.0024600mg/l0.0010200
4/1/20132.2460.0027800mg/l0.0021400
5/1/20133.2160.0025500mg/l0.0019500
6/1/20131.0360.0026300mg/l0.0009700
7/1/20130.6860.0024500mg/l0.0006400
8/1/20130.4760.0014700mg/l0.0004700
9/1/20130.4060.0013400mg/l0.0003700
10/1/20130.7560.0010900mg/l0.0007100
11/1/20130.4640.0006300mg/l0.0004000
12/1/20130.5760.0005600mg/l0.0004700
Target
mg/l
Threshold
0.02 mg/l
Pass

Nitrogen, Total

Score: Pass
Units: mg/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 1.544 1.866
Mean 0.822 0.8211 0.31054588
Low 0.054 0.054
No. of Samples 22 183

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/2009532.0020.5320000mg/l0.5318400
2/1/2009498.0020.5150000mg/l0.4979900
3/1/2009939.0020.6563300mg/l0.8768300
4/1/2009719.0020.6720000mg/l0.6798600
5/1/2009963.5020.7303000mg/l0.9623300
6/1/20091166.0020.8029200mg/l1.1448600
7/1/20091081.0020.8944200mg/l1.0799800
8/1/2009802.5020.9451700mg/l0.7993100
9/1/20091022.0020.9590000mg/l1.0186200
10/1/2009998.0021.0055000mg/l0.9881300
11/1/2009956.5021.0043300mg/l0.9410000
12/1/20091152.0021.0020000mg/l1.1315700
1/1/20101171.5021.0170800mg/l1.1467600
2/1/2010948.5021.0414200mg/l0.9220300
3/1/20101034.0021.0434200mg/l1.0221600
4/1/2010858.5021.0201700mg/l0.8457300
6/1/20101206.5021.0438000mg/l1.1478800
7/1/2010980.0021.0055000mg/l0.9754800
9/1/20101228.7541.0684400mg/l1.1833000
10/1/2010976.0021.0978100mg/l0.9753000
11/1/20101025.0021.0832500mg/l1.0232400
12/1/2010912.0021.0243500mg/l0.9113700
1/1/2011765.0020.9813500mg/l0.7633000
2/1/20111280.0021.0311300mg/l1.1619100
3/1/2011904.0020.9770000mg/l0.9016600
4/1/2011937.0020.9705000mg/l0.9228900
5/1/20111344.0021.0236700mg/l1.3065600
6/1/2011957.5021.0312500mg/l0.9522100
7/1/2011840.5021.0438300mg/l0.8404800
8/1/20111007.0020.9983300mg/l1.0055000
9/1/2011909.5020.9992500mg/l0.9069900
10/1/2011919.0020.9962500mg/l0.9188400
11/1/2011672.5020.8843300mg/l0.6724000
12/1/2011758.0020.8510800mg/l0.7579900
1/1/2012832.0020.8496700mg/l0.8273300
2/1/2012847.0020.8230000mg/l0.8435800
3/1/20121024.0020.8420800mg/l0.9293400
4/1/2012854.5020.8313300mg/l0.8190700
5/1/20121207.5020.9205000mg/l1.0121400
6/1/20121247.0021.0020000mg/l1.2466400
7/1/2012988.0021.0280000mg/l0.9869300
8/1/2012772.5021.0155800mg/l0.7690000
9/1/2012936.0021.0009200mg/l0.9331500
10/1/20121027.0021.0296700mg/l1.0218200
11/1/2012945.5020.9860000mg/l0.9336100
12/1/2012873.0020.9236700mg/l0.8594900
1/1/2013741.0020.8825000mg/l0.7293300
2/1/2013980.0020.9170800mg/l0.9556700
3/1/2013658.5020.8708300mg/l0.6533100
4/1/2013174.0020.7286700mg/l0.1260000
5/1/20131111.5020.7563300mg/l1.0239000
6/1/2013919.0020.7640000mg/l0.8978600
7/1/20131325.0020.8613300mg/l1.3241700
8/1/20131125.0020.8855000mg/l1.1248200
9/1/20131162.5020.9695000mg/l1.1569500
10/1/20131151.0021.1323300mg/l1.1484200
12/1/20131110.5021.1748000mg/l1.1089600
Pass

Phosphorus, Total

Score: Pass
Units: mg/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 1.48 4.05
Mean 0.4738 0.4763 0.43015757
Low 0.236 0.15
No. of Samples 70 378

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/2009565.5020.5655000mg/l0.5029600
2/1/2009540.5020.5530000mg/l0.4961100
3/1/2009815.5020.6405000mg/l0.7642600
4/1/2009865.0020.6966300mg/l0.8167000
5/1/2009694.5020.6962000mg/l0.6492800
6/1/2009791.5020.7120800mg/l0.7664600
7/1/2009681.5020.7314200mg/l0.6546200
8/1/2009547.5020.7325800mg/l0.4998000
9/1/2009481.5020.6769200mg/l0.4354400
10/1/2009410.5020.6011700mg/l0.3927200
11/1/2009519.5020.5720000mg/l0.4416800
12/1/2009388.0020.5047500mg/l0.3659300
1/1/2010325.0060.4453300mg/l0.2991600
2/1/2010378.0060.4170800mg/l0.3526900
3/1/2010387.0060.4013300mg/l0.3695200
4/1/2010534.0060.4219200mg/l0.5001900
6/1/2010719.0060.4686000mg/l0.6382800
7/1/2010661.0060.5358000mg/l0.6015400
8/1/2010483.0040.5568000mg/l0.4705400
9/1/2010582.25120.5958500mg/l0.5342800
10/1/2010653.5060.6197500mg/l0.5792700
11/1/2010695.0060.6322900mg/l0.6143300
12/1/2010560.5060.6058800mg/l0.4731400
1/1/2011338.0060.5520400mg/l0.3098700
2/1/20112328.0060.8595400mg/l1.5666200
3/1/2011711.5060.8810800mg/l0.6922200
4/1/2011538.0060.8618300mg/l0.5029500
5/1/2011780.0060.8760000mg/l0.7614700
6/1/2011460.0060.8592500mg/l0.4327400
7/1/2011515.5060.8888300mg/l0.5026200
8/1/2011475.0060.5800000mg/l0.4468800
9/1/2011543.0060.5519200mg/l0.5130000
10/1/2011548.5060.5536700mg/l0.5060800
11/1/2011476.5060.5030800mg/l0.4264900
12/1/2011465.0060.5039200mg/l0.4117900
1/1/2012658.5060.5277500mg/l0.5059200
2/1/2012620.0060.5519200mg/l0.5304300
3/1/2012913.5060.6136700mg/l0.8531600
4/1/2012839.5060.6621700mg/l0.7146500
5/1/20121100.0060.7660800mg/l1.0554100
6/1/2012337.5060.7448300mg/l0.3374700
7/1/2012435.5060.7076700mg/l0.3823500
8/1/2012275.0060.6501700mg/l0.2748200
9/1/2012468.5060.5760000mg/l0.3946300
10/1/2012415.5060.5053300mg/l0.3931300
11/1/2012448.5060.3967500mg/l0.3960300
12/1/2012532.5060.4292500mg/l0.4730500
1/1/2013487.5060.4379200mg/l0.4246100
2/1/2013913.0060.5442500mg/l0.7156000
3/1/2013669.0060.5776700mg/l0.5912600
4/1/2013635.5060.6143300mg/l0.5657300
5/1/2013958.5060.6993300mg/l0.8345100
6/1/2013333.5060.6661700mg/l0.3207000
7/1/2013527.5060.6728300mg/l0.4569700
8/1/2013425.0060.5915000mg/l0.4105200
9/1/2013369.0060.5415000mg/l0.3442000
10/1/2013420.5060.5056700mg/l0.3952600
11/1/2013441.5040.4195000mg/l0.4143300
12/1/2013464.0060.4412500mg/l0.4250900
Target
mg/l
Threshold
0.49 mg/l
Pass

Dissolved Oxygen Saturation

Note: Low DO saturation also may be naturally influenced by inflows from nearby wetlands or groundwater sources.
Score: Pass
Units: percent (%) Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 101.20 144.70
Mean 47.32 52.12 32.65137
Low 11.30 4.20
No. of Samples 81 428

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/200959.25259.2500000percent (%)54.1500000
2/1/200974.80267.0300000percent (%)71.4900000
3/1/200947.45260.5000000percent (%)36.3900000
4/1/200949.60257.7800000percent (%)39.1900000
5/1/200932.75252.7700000percent (%)21.6800000
6/1/200932.75249.4300000percent (%)27.8400000
7/1/200936.55245.6500000percent (%)28.1200000
8/1/200978.10246.2000000percent (%)58.9800000
9/1/200949.10246.4800000percent (%)44.4300000
10/1/200953.70247.1600000percent (%)43.1200000
11/1/200951.80250.3300000percent (%)41.6500000
12/1/200988.95259.7000000percent (%)83.6100000
1/1/201086.90668.0900000percent (%)85.3800000
2/1/2010118.90374.8900000percent (%)118.9000000
3/1/201092.30682.0900000percent (%)88.4700000
4/1/201059.30683.0300000percent (%)46.5800000
7/1/201015.00871.3800000percent (%)15.0000000
9/1/201071.371648.5600000percent (%)65.8400000
10/1/201069.551651.9700000percent (%)68.1100000
11/1/201089.491661.3500000percent (%)84.8300000
12/1/201064.051661.8900000percent (%)61.3100000
1/1/201162.951671.4800000percent (%)57.7800000
2/1/2011111.721678.1900000percent (%)106.7600000
3/1/201145.981673.9600000percent (%)40.5300000
4/1/2011114.041681.3700000percent (%)113.0900000
5/1/201133.211671.9900000percent (%)16.5300000
1/1/201260.25660.2500000percent (%)52.6700000
2/1/201262.50661.3800000percent (%)56.9300000
3/1/201270.00664.2500000percent (%)50.4800000
4/1/201250.05660.7000000percent (%)44.5300000
5/1/201228.80654.3200000percent (%)20.0200000
7/1/201248.40351.9500000percent (%)48.4000000
8/1/201260.65651.5800000percent (%)60.3000000
9/1/201279.70653.5200000percent (%)77.6200000
10/1/201258.40655.1900000percent (%)50.9200000
11/1/201250.60659.5500000percent (%)38.3600000
12/1/201259.15659.4800000percent (%)50.4700000
1/1/201396.40667.4800000percent (%)96.2800000
2/1/201328.60662.1400000percent (%)22.7700000
3/1/201366.691259.9700000percent (%)64.1400000
4/1/201330.15655.2700000percent (%)24.7300000
5/1/201341.52953.7500000percent (%)35.9400000
6/1/201327.35648.4500000percent (%)25.4000000
7/1/201349.74940.6800000percent (%)46.2900000
8/1/201362.65646.3500000percent (%)62.3700000
9/1/201363.55645.8300000percent (%)63.2400000
10/1/201362.90651.2900000percent (%)61.2500000
11/1/201374.07356.7100000percent (%)73.8600000
12/1/201354.45661.2300000percent (%)51.3400000
Target
percent (%)
Threshold
38.00 percent (%)

BOD, Biochemical oxygen demand

Units: mg/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/20090.5620.5600000mg/l0.5500000
2/1/20090.8720.7200000mg/l0.8600000
3/1/20092.8321.4200000mg/l2.4600000
4/1/20091.4321.4200000mg/l1.3300000
5/1/20091.8321.5000000mg/l1.6300000
6/1/20092.8121.7200000mg/l2.2900000
7/1/20090.9621.7900000mg/l0.9100000
8/1/20091.4621.8900000mg/l1.3400000
9/1/20090.7621.5400000mg/l0.7600000
10/1/20090.7621.4300000mg/l0.7600000
11/1/20090.6321.2300000mg/l0.6300000
12/1/20090.9120.9100000mg/l0.9100000
1/1/20100.5960.8500000mg/l0.5900000
2/1/20100.7460.7300000mg/l0.7400000
3/1/20100.7860.7400000mg/l0.7700000
4/1/20100.8760.7500000mg/l0.8400000
6/1/20101.5560.9100000mg/l1.3300000
7/1/20101.1961.0300000mg/l1.0300000
8/1/20100.6241.0000000mg/l0.6100000
9/1/20100.79121.0000000mg/l0.7600000
10/1/20101.0561.0400000mg/l0.8900000
11/1/20101.4261.1000000mg/l1.1800000
12/1/20100.8860.9900000mg/l0.7900000
1/1/20111.9361.1200000mg/l1.8400000
2/1/20111.1161.2000000mg/l1.1000000
3/1/20112.4561.4700000mg/l2.2400000
4/1/20111.0061.4700000mg/l0.9900000
5/1/20114.9262.0500000mg/l2.7300000
6/1/20111.9762.2300000mg/l1.6900000
7/1/20111.0962.0900000mg/l1.0200000
8/1/20110.5562.0000000mg/l0.5400000
9/1/20111.3561.8100000mg/l1.1900000
10/1/20111.6161.9200000mg/l1.4700000
11/1/20111.4061.3300000mg/l1.1700000
12/1/20110.5861.1000000mg/l0.5700000
1/1/20121.3421.1400000mg/l1.1500000
2/1/20121.3161.2700000mg/l1.0400000
3/1/20123.0461.5500000mg/l1.9300000
4/1/20121.6161.5500000mg/l1.1600000
5/1/20125.0462.1500000mg/l3.7100000
6/1/20122.0062.3900000mg/l2.0000000
7/1/20120.7762.3000000mg/l0.7700000
8/1/20121.9262.4000000mg/l1.9100000
9/1/20120.5661.9800000mg/l0.5500000
10/1/20120.5061.8000000mg/l0.5000000
11/1/20120.9761.1200000mg/l0.8500000
12/1/20120.7860.9200000mg/l0.7300000
1/1/20130.6960.9000000mg/l0.6600000
2/1/20134.0461.2600000mg/l1.9900000
3/1/20130.6361.2700000mg/l0.6100000
4/1/20130.9761.3500000mg/l0.8500000
5/1/20133.0761.7000000mg/l1.8600000
6/1/20130.7561.6900000mg/l0.7300000
7/1/20130.5461.6700000mg/l0.5400000
8/1/20130.5061.0800000mg/l0.5000000
9/1/20130.5061.0600000mg/l0.5000000
10/1/20130.5260.9800000mg/l0.5200000
11/1/20130.5040.5500000mg/l0.5000000
12/1/20130.5760.5200000mg/l0.5700000

Color

Units: PCU Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      

Escherichia coli

Units: cfu/100ml Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
Target
cfu/100ml
Threshold
cfu/100ml

Nitrogen, Ammonia + Ammonium as N

Units: ug/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/2009182.502182.5000000ug/l181.8400000
2/1/200986.502134.5000000ug/l86.3800000
3/1/2009327.002198.6700000ug/l234.4000000
4/1/2009318.002228.5000000ug/l254.2500000
5/1/2009239.502230.7000000ug/l209.2600000
6/1/2009254.002234.5800000ug/l220.5400000
7/1/2009242.002244.5000000ug/l109.1200000
8/1/2009185.502261.0000000ug/l162.4800000
9/1/2009120.502226.5800000ug/l111.1700000
10/1/2009112.502192.3300000ug/l91.4700000
11/1/2009125.002173.2500000ug/l113.2100000
12/1/200986.502145.3300000ug/l80.9400000
1/1/2010146.506129.4200000ug/l146.4000000
2/1/201060.506108.5800000ug/l59.9000000
3/1/201075.506101.0800000ug/l75.4200000
4/1/2010106.506100.0800000ug/l103.1500000
6/1/2010325.506142.9000000ug/l193.8200000
7/1/2010247.006163.0000000ug/l164.7800000
8/1/2010158.504182.6000000ug/l154.2400000
9/1/2010157.0012198.9000000ug/l151.9700000
10/1/2010194.006216.4000000ug/l154.7500000
11/1/2010217.006216.5000000ug/l133.6000000
12/1/2010148.006186.9200000ug/l79.2400000
1/1/201149.006153.9200000ug/l48.5000000
2/1/201170.006139.1700000ug/l56.0000000
3/1/2011157.506139.2500000ug/l147.7700000
4/1/2011116.006126.2500000ug/l101.5900000
5/1/2011198.506123.1700000ug/l145.0600000
6/1/2011113.506117.4200000ug/l98.4400000
7/1/2011113.006128.0800000ug/l83.6200000
8/1/2011114.006135.4200000ug/l97.5400000
9/1/201152.006117.8300000ug/l43.8200000
10/1/2011201.006132.0000000ug/l145.1900000
11/1/201161.006109.0800000ug/l52.5400000
12/1/201164.506100.9200000ug/l50.9900000
1/1/2012111.006100.5800000ug/l57.4100000
2/1/2012132.006103.5800000ug/l71.4400000
3/1/2012262.506138.6700000ug/l159.4800000
4/1/2012193.176137.3600000ug/l105.1400000
5/1/2012326.506181.6100000ug/l163.6900000
6/1/201299.506187.4500000ug/l98.9400000
7/1/201277.506181.8600000ug/l72.0700000
8/1/201222.006163.5300000ug/l20.4900000
9/1/2012135.006142.2800000ug/l95.9200000
10/1/201282.006123.7500000ug/l79.7700000
11/1/2012109.50687.5800000ug/l100.4900000
12/1/201294.00686.6700000ug/l80.2200000
1/1/201354.50682.8300000ug/l38.5700000
2/1/201387.50693.7500000ug/l87.3300000
3/1/2013125.50692.1700000ug/l61.3200000
4/1/2013172.006107.1700000ug/l72.4400000
5/1/2013150.506114.0000000ug/l87.4300000
6/1/201323.506102.2500000ug/l17.6600000
7/1/201350.006101.5000000ug/l27.1300000
8/1/201340.00693.5800000ug/l32.0000000
9/1/201338.00679.0000000ug/l30.9800000
10/1/201383.00664.1700000ug/l73.2700000
11/1/201343.50446.3300000ug/l25.1400000
12/1/201341.00649.2500000ug/l24.3300000

Nitrogen, Kjeldahl

Units: ug/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/2009460.002460.0000000ug/l457.6900000
2/1/2009458.502459.2500000ug/l457.2700000
3/1/2009881.502600.0000000ug/l796.1000000
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6/1/20091007.502719.8300000ug/l936.1100000
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10/1/2009660.502786.0000000ug/l658.2500000
11/1/2009663.002755.8300000ug/l662.3200000
12/1/2009750.002712.9200000ug/l749.2300000
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4/1/2010667.506689.4200000ug/l666.8900000
6/1/20101064.506757.6000000ug/l936.8200000
7/1/2010826.506780.3000000ug/l789.8200000
8/1/2010929.004842.1000000ug/l928.8800000
9/1/2010980.0012893.5000000ug/l902.5800000
10/1/2010752.506910.5000000ug/l734.9700000
11/1/2010815.506894.6700000ug/l771.4100000
12/1/2010687.506831.8300000ug/l661.7200000
1/1/2011550.506785.8300000ug/l549.8100000
2/1/20111148.006822.3300000ug/l1067.6200000
3/1/2011866.006803.3300000ug/l860.7700000
4/1/2011699.006794.4200000ug/l698.8800000
5/1/20111184.506855.9200000ug/l1123.4100000
6/1/2011860.006884.6700000ug/l838.7500000
7/1/2011716.006912.2500000ug/l709.2600000
8/1/2011762.506848.0000000ug/l760.1700000
9/1/2011772.506832.4200000ug/l770.2100000
10/1/2011692.006831.2500000ug/l687.1200000
11/1/2011554.006726.1700000ug/l545.9700000
12/1/2011579.006679.3300000ug/l575.4500000
1/1/2012691.006675.1700000ug/l654.7100000
2/1/2012762.006675.0800000ug/l746.8900000
3/1/2012994.506712.0800000ug/l884.0500000
4/1/2012806.506731.1700000ug/l755.0300000
5/1/20121196.006838.1700000ug/l994.7500000
6/1/2012959.506901.5800000ug/l958.1700000
7/1/2012795.006918.9200000ug/l794.8000000
8/1/2012649.006900.0800000ug/l645.4300000
9/1/2012689.006849.1700000ug/l685.2300000
10/1/2012684.506828.8300000ug/l682.5600000
11/1/2012599.006729.3300000ug/l590.4200000
12/1/2012562.006663.0800000ug/l555.0700000
1/1/2013474.006609.5800000ug/l469.7900000
2/1/2013849.006642.9200000ug/l777.5100000
3/1/2013500.506611.5000000ug/l445.8100000
4/1/201392.506512.8300000ug/l82.1600000
5/1/20131064.506590.4200000ug/l952.4000000
6/1/2013765.006624.2500000ug/l749.9500000
7/1/2013943.006702.4200000ug/l943.0000000
8/1/2013886.006708.5800000ug/l885.6200000
9/1/2013852.006767.1700000ug/l848.9500000
10/1/2013876.006897.7500000ug/l864.0800000
11/1/2013665.504831.2500000ug/l663.7300000
12/1/2013672.006815.7500000ug/l660.0800000

Nitrogen, Nitrite + Nitrate as N

Units: ug/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/200972.00272.0000000ug/l41.2700000
2/1/200939.50255.7500000ug/l25.1000000
3/1/200957.50256.3300000ug/l38.7300000
4/1/200951.50255.1300000ug/l19.9000000
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6/1/2009158.50283.0800000ug/l46.5800000
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8/1/2009125.502121.0000000ug/l35.0700000
9/1/2009362.502171.8300000ug/l341.8900000
10/1/2009337.502219.5000000ug/l275.8200000
11/1/2009293.502248.5000000ug/l213.4000000
12/1/2009402.002289.0800000ug/l358.4400000
1/1/2010458.506329.9200000ug/l400.8900000
2/1/2010328.506363.7500000ug/l277.6900000
3/1/2010311.006355.1700000ug/l287.7400000
4/1/2010191.006330.7500000ug/l74.2000000
6/1/2010142.006286.2000000ug/l46.9900000
7/1/2010153.506225.2000000ug/l34.8100000
8/1/2010359.004231.3000000ug/l354.7600000
9/1/2010248.7512218.8500000ug/l202.2600000
10/1/2010223.506225.3500000ug/l102.7100000
11/1/2010209.506222.7100000ug/l45.5000000
12/1/2010224.506236.4600000ug/l42.1900000
1/1/2011214.506246.6300000ug/l213.2100000
2/1/2011132.006208.7900000ug/l64.8000000
3/1/201138.006173.6700000ug/l23.3200000
4/1/2011238.006176.0800000ug/l185.5900000
5/1/2011159.506167.7500000ug/l147.5800000
6/1/201197.506146.5800000ug/l38.6800000
7/1/2011124.506131.5800000ug/l83.3300000
8/1/2011244.506150.3300000ug/l244.4600000
9/1/2011137.006166.8300000ug/l51.3800000
10/1/2011227.006165.0000000ug/l204.2700000
11/1/2011118.506158.1700000ug/l53.9600000
12/1/2011179.006171.7500000ug/l168.2900000
1/1/2012141.006174.5000000ug/l46.8200000
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3/1/201229.506130.0000000ug/l14.8300000
4/1/201248.006100.1700000ug/l26.5300000
5/1/201211.50682.3300000ug/l10.1000000
6/1/2012287.506100.4200000ug/l286.7700000
7/1/2012193.006109.0800000ug/l182.0800000
8/1/2012123.506115.5000000ug/l123.3800000
9/1/2012247.006151.7500000ug/l199.9600000
10/1/2012342.506200.8300000ug/l305.6700000
11/1/2012346.506256.6700000ug/l239.4000000
12/1/2012311.006260.5800000ug/l196.5700000
1/1/2013267.006272.9200000ug/l183.4500000
2/1/2013131.006274.1700000ug/l42.2500000
3/1/2013158.006259.3300000ug/l62.7600000
4/1/201381.506215.8300000ug/l25.2200000
5/1/201347.006165.9200000ug/l18.9700000
6/1/2013154.006139.7500000ug/l147.2800000
7/1/2013382.006158.9200000ug/l379.1000000
8/1/2013239.006176.9200000ug/l238.9200000
9/1/2013310.506202.3300000ug/l307.7100000
10/1/2013275.006234.5800000ug/l266.7100000
11/1/2013323.504280.6700000ug/l305.1200000
12/1/2013438.506328.0800000ug/l433.2700000

pH

Units: None Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/20097.6327.6300000None7.6200000
2/1/20097.7727.7000000None7.7700000
3/1/20097.6627.6900000None7.6500000
4/1/20097.6827.6900000None7.6700000
5/1/20097.4727.6400000None7.4600000
6/1/20097.4627.6100000None7.4600000
7/1/20097.5927.6100000None7.5900000
8/1/20097.5127.5600000None7.5000000
9/1/20097.3627.5100000None7.3500000
10/1/20097.8127.5300000None7.8000000
11/1/20097.5827.5500000None7.5700000
12/1/20097.4927.5600000None7.4900000
1/1/20107.7567.5800000None7.7500000
2/1/20108.0137.6700000None8.0100000
3/1/20107.7467.7300000None7.7300000
4/1/20107.6967.7100000None7.6800000
7/1/20107.5437.7500000None7.5400000
9/1/20107.8267.6800000None7.8200000
10/1/20107.3567.5700000None7.3400000
11/1/20107.4367.5400000None7.4200000
12/1/20107.4467.5200000None7.4400000
1/1/20117.8467.5800000None7.8400000
2/1/20117.6667.5900000None7.6600000
3/1/20117.8267.5900000None7.8200000
4/1/20117.6267.6400000None7.6200000
5/1/20117.3967.6300000None7.3900000
1/1/20127.5767.5700000None7.5600000
2/1/20127.6067.5900000None7.5900000
3/1/20127.4067.5200000None7.3900000
4/1/20127.4767.5100000None7.4700000
5/1/20127.3767.4800000None7.3700000
7/1/20127.2867.4200000None7.2700000
8/1/20127.4767.4000000None7.4600000
9/1/20127.0967.3400000None7.0800000
10/1/20127.2967.3000000None7.2900000
11/1/20127.1967.2600000None7.1800000
12/1/20127.3267.2700000None7.3200000
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3/1/20137.28127.2600000None7.2800000
4/1/20137.1167.2300000None7.1100000
5/1/20137.2197.2400000None7.2100000
6/1/20136.9967.1800000None6.9900000
7/1/20137.3497.1600000None7.3400000
8/1/20137.4267.2300000None7.4200000
9/1/20137.3867.2400000None7.3800000
10/1/20137.3267.2800000None7.3200000
11/1/20137.2037.2800000None7.2000000
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Salinity

Units: PSS Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 3.29 12.17
Mean 0.4 0.38 1.28056
Low 0.16 0.04
No. of Samples 66 299

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/20090.4020.4000000PSS0.3900000
2/1/20090.4120.4100000PSS0.4000000
3/1/20093.6621.4900000PSS1.4700000
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5/1/20090.2621.0300000PSS0.2500000
6/1/20090.6620.9700000PSS0.5600000
7/1/20090.4020.9700000PSS0.3900000
8/1/20090.2320.9400000PSS0.2200000
9/1/20090.4120.4000000PSS0.3900000
10/1/20090.4920.4100000PSS0.4600000
11/1/20090.3420.4200000PSS0.3300000
12/1/20090.4320.3800000PSS0.4100000
1/1/20100.4160.3900000PSS0.3900000
2/1/20100.3130.4000000PSS0.3100000
3/1/20100.4160.4000000PSS0.3900000
4/1/20100.4160.3900000PSS0.3900000
7/1/20100.4630.4000000PSS0.4600000
9/1/20100.3560.4100000PSS0.3300000
10/1/20100.4360.4100000PSS0.4000000
11/1/20100.3460.4000000PSS0.3300000
12/1/20100.4060.4000000PSS0.4000000
1/1/20110.2560.3500000PSS0.2400000
2/1/20110.3660.3600000PSS0.3400000
3/1/20110.4360.3700000PSS0.4300000
4/1/20110.4360.3700000PSS0.4200000
5/1/20110.4260.3800000PSS0.4100000
1/1/20120.4760.4700000PSS0.4600000
2/1/20120.3760.4200000PSS0.3600000
3/1/20120.3260.3900000PSS0.3100000
4/1/20120.3660.3800000PSS0.3500000
5/1/20120.4560.3900000PSS0.4500000
7/1/20120.3960.3800000PSS0.3700000
8/1/20120.1360.3300000PSS0.1200000
9/1/20120.4260.3500000PSS0.4000000
10/1/20120.4360.3600000PSS0.4100000
11/1/20126.2961.5300000PSS2.2100000
12/1/20120.4361.3500000PSS0.4200000
1/1/20130.3761.3500000PSS0.3700000
2/1/20130.3661.3800000PSS0.3600000
3/1/20130.4261.3800000PSS0.4200000
4/1/20131.8361.6200000PSS1.0900000
5/1/20130.3460.6300000PSS0.3400000
6/1/20130.2660.6000000PSS0.2400000
7/1/20130.4560.6100000PSS0.4300000
8/1/20130.3460.6100000PSS0.3300000
9/1/20130.4260.6100000PSS0.4000000
10/1/20130.4060.3700000PSS0.3700000
12/1/20130.4060.4000000PSS0.3900000

Specific conductance

Units: umho Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/2009802.002802.0000000umho790.9000000
2/1/2009817.502809.7500000umho808.1200000
3/1/20096419.0022679.5000000umho2798.1800000
4/1/2009866.0022226.1300000umho861.9200000
5/1/20090.5421781.0100000umho0.5300000
6/1/20091303.0021701.3400000umho1130.4400000
7/1/2009808.5021702.4200000umho794.3700000
8/1/2009478.0021645.8400000umho452.5100000
9/1/2009839.502715.9200000umho790.5400000
10/1/2009984.002735.5900000umho936.1900000
11/1/2009686.502849.9200000umho680.9000000
12/1/2009858.502775.8300000umho821.7500000
1/1/2010815.506777.0000000umho782.2500000
2/1/2010634.003803.0000000umho634.0000000
3/1/2010833.006801.9200000umho805.0400000
4/1/2010822.006774.9200000umho791.4500000
7/1/2010935.003806.0000000umho935.0000000
9/1/20100.716585.9000000umho0.6900000
10/1/2010880.506605.4000000umho829.0800000
11/1/2010698.006628.5500000umho674.1200000
12/1/2010811.006665.0400000umho808.4700000
1/1/2011505.006579.0400000umho500.2600000
2/1/2011735.006605.0400000umho704.9500000
3/1/2011869.006749.7500000umho865.8400000
4/1/2011869.006747.8300000umho853.0000000
5/1/2011859.506774.7500000umho846.2200000
1/1/2012935.006935.0000000umho930.5600000
2/1/2012755.006845.0000000umho743.9000000
3/1/2012663.006784.3300000umho652.9500000
4/1/2012733.506771.6300000umho724.8200000
5/1/2012922.506801.8000000umho920.5800000
7/1/2012798.506774.5000000umho775.4400000
8/1/2012270.006677.5000000umho267.7200000
9/1/2012847.006714.3000000umho822.0700000
10/1/2012875.006742.6000000umho843.6800000
11/1/201210564.5062671.0000000umho4071.2900000
12/1/2012867.0062370.3300000umho856.2700000
1/1/2013761.0062364.0800000umho755.1700000
2/1/2013736.0062441.7500000umho728.7600000
3/1/2013712.83122419.3900000umho691.9400000
4/1/20133398.5062839.9700000umho2123.3800000
5/1/2013691.1191194.4100000umho689.5000000
6/1/2013525.5061137.4900000umho490.5300000
7/1/2013754.4491136.4000000umho702.2500000
8/1/2013707.5061131.6500000umho685.6400000
9/1/2013850.0061154.5100000umho811.7900000
10/1/2013797.006720.9300000umho757.1100000
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12/1/2013812.506745.5700000umho796.4900000

Temperature, water

Units: deg F Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/200966.90266.9000000deg F66.9000000
2/1/200965.14266.0200000deg F65.1300000
3/1/200970.90267.6500000deg F70.8900000
4/1/200973.38269.0800000deg F73.3500000
5/1/200978.12270.8900000deg F78.1100000
6/1/200981.91272.7300000deg F81.9100000
7/1/200979.99274.9100000deg F79.9800000
8/1/200980.14277.4100000deg F80.1400000
9/1/200982.30279.3100000deg F82.3000000
10/1/200976.88279.8900000deg F76.8800000
11/1/200968.71278.3200000deg F68.7100000
12/1/200973.86276.9800000deg F73.8600000
1/1/201057.70473.2700000deg F57.6900000
2/1/201063.16270.4400000deg F63.1600000
3/1/201066.28467.7700000deg F66.2800000
4/1/201071.58466.8800000deg F71.5800000
7/1/201081.66270.6700000deg F81.6600000
9/1/201082.16478.4700000deg F82.1500000
10/1/201078.25480.6900000deg F78.2500000
11/1/201071.94478.5000000deg F71.9400000
12/1/201054.49473.7000000deg F54.4900000
1/1/201165.82470.5300000deg F65.8200000
2/1/201170.86470.5900000deg F70.8000000
3/1/201173.80469.1900000deg F73.7000000
4/1/201178.10469.1700000deg F78.0500000
5/1/201178.63470.2800000deg F78.5500000
1/1/201268.30468.3000000deg F68.3000000
2/1/201267.80468.0500000deg F67.8000000
3/1/201271.99469.3600000deg F71.9800000
4/1/201269.39469.3700000deg F69.3900000
5/1/201279.77471.4500000deg F79.7600000
7/1/201280.80473.9500000deg F80.8000000
8/1/201282.10476.8100000deg F82.1000000
9/1/201277.95478.0000000deg F77.9400000
10/1/201274.82479.0900000deg F74.8200000
11/1/201267.96476.7300000deg F67.9500000
12/1/201268.95475.4300000deg F68.9400000
1/1/201369.64473.5700000deg F69.6400000
2/1/201367.99471.2200000deg F67.9900000
3/1/201360.451068.3000000deg F60.4400000
4/1/201374.75468.2900000deg F74.7400000
5/1/201375.98769.6300000deg F75.9700000
6/1/201380.34471.5300000deg F80.3300000
7/1/201381.86773.5600000deg F81.8600000
8/1/201381.38475.7900000deg F81.3800000
9/1/201380.76479.1800000deg F80.7600000
10/1/201371.80478.6900000deg F71.7900000
11/1/201371.44377.9300000deg F71.4300000
12/1/201368.26475.9200000deg F68.2300000

Turbidity

Units: NTU Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 9.70 38.00
Mean 3.59 3.51 3.42652
Low 2.10 1.00
No. of Samples 70 377

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

      
1/1/20092.4022.4000000NTU2.3000000
2/1/20091.9022.1500000NTU1.8300000
3/1/20095.0523.1200000NTU4.3600000
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5/1/20095.7524.0700000NTU5.5600000
6/1/20093.9524.0500000NTU3.9100000
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10/1/20093.3023.7700000NTU2.7000000
11/1/20092.7823.2700000NTU2.3900000
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3/1/20103.7063.7000000NTU3.4200000
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8/1/20103.8543.9200000NTU3.8500000
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10/1/20105.5564.2200000NTU5.4100000
11/1/20105.3564.4100000NTU5.3200000
12/1/20102.9564.1800000NTU2.9200000
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9/1/20112.7063.0800000NTU2.6800000
10/1/20117.5563.8100000NTU6.9500000
11/1/20113.6063.7400000NTU3.5500000
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1/1/20121.9063.4100000NTU1.8000000
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3/1/201214.0065.2000000NTU7.2100000
4/1/20124.1864.6400000NTU3.4000000
5/1/20127.1565.2300000NTU6.5600000
6/1/20124.0065.5900000NTU3.9900000
7/1/20122.8065.7400000NTU2.7300000
8/1/201211.0067.1900000NTU11.0000000
9/1/20124.5565.6100000NTU4.3700000
10/1/20124.3065.6300000NTU3.9500000
11/1/20129.6566.0500000NTU8.5100000
12/1/20125.0566.2300000NTU4.9400000
1/1/20132.3066.1400000NTU2.2900000
2/1/20136.1565.3300000NTU5.0200000
3/1/20132.1064.9300000NTU2.1000000
4/1/20133.1064.7300000NTU3.1000000
5/1/20133.2563.6600000NTU3.2300000
6/1/20132.7563.2800000NTU2.7500000
7/1/20134.1063.5800000NTU3.6800000
8/1/20133.4563.1300000NTU3.4500000
9/1/20134.4563.5200000NTU4.3900000
10/1/20133.8063.6300000NTU3.7800000
11/1/20135.8044.0600000NTU5.6300000
12/1/20136.7564.7300000NTU6.6500000
Other Measures of Creek Health

Water Chemistry Ratings - Tidal Portion of the Creek

As is the case for predominantly freshwater streams, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and chlorophyll a levels are monitored carefully by water resource managers and used by regulatory authorities to determine whether a tidally-influenced stream meets the water quality standards mandated by the Clean Water Act. Shown below are water quality data for each saltwater water body within this basin. Florida law defines a threshold for the maximum allowable concentration of chlorophyll a and the minimum required concentration of dissolved oxygen in these streams. No thresholds have been established for the allowable concentration of nitrogen or phosphorus; trend information is provided for these nutrients, to determine whether a statistically significant trend exists and if so, whether levels are rising (bad) or falling (good). Learn more about these ratings and how they are calculated »

Data for the following WBIDs is averaged when compiling the data below:
  • 1951
  • 1953

Chlorophyll a

Units: mg/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 0.1
Mean 0.0029 0.0094896
Low 0.0003
No. of Samples 0 157

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/200916.8010.0168000mg/l0.0168000
2/1/20093.1310.0099700mg/l0.0031300
3/1/20095.7810.0085700mg/l0.0057800
4/1/200912.9010.0096500mg/l0.0129000
5/1/200912.2010.0101600mg/l0.0122000
6/1/200935.7010.0144200mg/l0.0357000
7/1/200997.2010.0278200mg/l0.0972000
8/1/20095.7010.0282500mg/l0.0057000
9/1/20098.0010.0286200mg/l0.0080000
10/1/200919.1010.0296500mg/l0.0191000
11/1/200915.4010.0301800mg/l0.0154000
12/1/20095.0710.0250800mg/l0.0050700
1/1/201012.2030.0109100mg/l0.0122000
2/1/20103.2230.0105000mg/l0.0032200
3/1/20100.8530.0093100mg/l0.0008500
4/1/20101.7730.0064200mg/l0.0017700
6/1/201016.5030.0069100mg/l0.0165000
7/1/20105.5730.0055800mg/l0.0055700
8/1/20100.2520.0049900mg/l0.0002500
9/1/20108.0160.0064200mg/l0.0061700
10/1/20104.7830.0070200mg/l0.0047800
11/1/20102.8630.0063300mg/l0.0028600
12/1/20100.3030.0036300mg/l0.0003000
1/1/20111.9330.0030200mg/l0.0019300
2/1/20110.4030.0030500mg/l0.0004000
3/1/20115.4230.0026200mg/l0.0054200
4/1/201114.5030.0042400mg/l0.0145000
5/1/20110.5730.0038500mg/l0.0005700
6/1/20112.8930.0042900mg/l0.0028900
7/1/20111.4130.0042000mg/l0.0014100
8/1/20110.2530.0041700mg/l0.0002500
9/1/20111.4330.0035100mg/l0.0014300
10/1/20111.1130.0012800mg/l0.0011100
11/1/20111.5030.0014300mg/l0.0015000
12/1/20110.2530.0009900mg/l0.0002500
1/1/20121.0530.0009300mg/l0.0010500
2/1/20120.2530.0009300mg/l0.0002500
3/1/20123.1230.0012100mg/l0.0031200
4/1/20120.9330.0011800mg/l0.0009300
Target
mg/l
Threshold
0.011 mg/l

Nitrogen, Total

We were unable to determine a trend for the data available.
Units: mg/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 1.9
Mean 0.8558 0.30103994
Low 0.34
No. of Samples 0 129

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/20091051.0011.0510000mg/l1.0510000
2/1/2009912.0010.9815000mg/l0.9120000
3/1/2009446.0010.8030000mg/l0.4460000
4/1/2009749.0010.7895000mg/l0.7490000
5/1/2009830.0010.7976000mg/l0.8300000
6/1/20091014.0010.8336700mg/l1.0140000
7/1/2009856.0010.8011700mg/l0.8560000
8/1/2009707.0010.7670000mg/l0.7070000
9/1/2009904.0010.8433300mg/l0.9040000
10/1/2009939.0010.8750000mg/l0.9390000
11/1/20091183.0010.9338300mg/l1.1830000
12/1/2009990.0010.9298300mg/l0.9900000
1/1/20101932.0011.1091700mg/l1.9320000
2/1/20101148.0011.1826700mg/l1.1480000
3/1/20101500.0011.2820000mg/l1.5000000
4/1/2010896.0011.2748300mg/l0.8960000
6/1/2010918.0011.2788000mg/l0.9180000
7/1/2010990.0011.0904000mg/l0.9900000
9/1/2010952.5020.9391300mg/l0.9523700
10/1/20101706.0011.1416300mg/l1.7060000
11/1/2010768.0011.0669000mg/l0.7680000
12/1/2010479.0010.9791000mg/l0.4790000
1/1/2011744.0010.9299000mg/l0.7440000
2/1/20111205.0010.9757500mg/l1.2050000
3/1/20111012.0010.9856700mg/l1.0120000
4/1/20111029.0010.8728300mg/l1.0290000
5/1/2011978.0010.9078300mg/l0.9780000
6/1/20111461.0011.0715000mg/l1.4610000
7/1/20111031.0011.1193300mg/l1.0310000
8/1/2011910.0011.0701700mg/l0.9100000
9/1/2011976.0011.0641700mg/l0.9760000
10/1/2011653.0011.0015000mg/l0.6530000
11/1/2011648.0010.9465000mg/l0.6480000
12/1/2011648.0010.8110000mg/l0.6480000
1/1/2012734.0010.7615000mg/l0.7340000
2/1/2012758.0010.7361700mg/l0.7580000
3/1/2012719.0010.6933300mg/l0.7190000
4/1/2012621.0010.6880000mg/l0.6210000

Phosphorus, Total

We were unable to determine a trend for the data available.
Units: mg/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 1.3
Mean 0.3484 0.2427637
Low 0.05
No. of Samples 0 197

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/2009798.0010.7980000mg/l0.7980000
2/1/2009623.0010.7105000mg/l0.6230000
3/1/2009285.0010.5686700mg/l0.2850000
4/1/2009592.0010.5745000mg/l0.5920000
5/1/2009454.0010.5504000mg/l0.4540000
6/1/2009502.0010.5423300mg/l0.5020000
7/1/2009583.0010.5065000mg/l0.5830000
8/1/2009397.0010.4688300mg/l0.3970000
9/1/2009384.0010.4853300mg/l0.3840000
10/1/2009342.0010.4436700mg/l0.3420000
11/1/2009484.0010.4486700mg/l0.4840000
12/1/2009484.0010.4456700mg/l0.4840000
1/1/2010803.0030.4823300mg/l0.8030000
2/1/2010638.0030.5225000mg/l0.6380000
3/1/2010658.0030.5681700mg/l0.6580000
4/1/2010775.0030.6403300mg/l0.7750000
6/1/2010562.0030.6872000mg/l0.5620000
7/1/2010578.0030.6422000mg/l0.5780000
8/1/2010500.0020.6146000mg/l0.5000000
9/1/2010533.0060.5896000mg/l0.5311800
10/1/2010652.0030.5650000mg/l0.6520000
11/1/2010492.0030.5528300mg/l0.4920000
12/1/2010284.0030.5065000mg/l0.2840000
1/1/2011499.0030.4933300mg/l0.4990000
2/1/20111300.0030.6266700mg/l1.3000000
3/1/2011559.0030.6310000mg/l0.5590000
4/1/2011634.0030.6280000mg/l0.6340000
5/1/2011737.0030.6688300mg/l0.7370000
6/1/2011572.0030.7168300mg/l0.5720000
7/1/2011602.0030.7340000mg/l0.6020000
8/1/2011551.0030.6091700mg/l0.5510000
9/1/2011620.0030.6193300mg/l0.6200000
10/1/2011222.0030.5506700mg/l0.2220000
11/1/2011456.0030.5038300mg/l0.4560000
12/1/2011562.0030.5021700mg/l0.5620000
1/1/2012602.0030.5021700mg/l0.6020000
2/1/2012582.0030.5073300mg/l0.5820000
3/1/2012650.0030.5123300mg/l0.6500000
4/1/2012502.0030.5590000mg/l0.5020000
Target
mg/l
Threshold
mg/l

Dissolved Oxygen Saturation

Note: Low DO saturation also may be naturally influenced by inflows from nearby wetlands or groundwater sources
Units: percent (%) Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 128.7
Mean 38.49 26.35312
Low 0.70
No. of Samples 0 293

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/200919.20119.2000000percent (%)19.2000000
2/1/200963.10141.1500000percent (%)63.1000000
3/1/200944.10142.1300000percent (%)44.1000000
4/1/200911.40134.4500000percent (%)11.4000000
6/1/200915.70130.7000000percent (%)15.7000000
7/1/200929.20132.7000000percent (%)29.2000000
8/1/200921.80124.4400000percent (%)21.8000000
9/1/20090.70115.7600000percent (%)0.7000000
11/1/200911.60115.8000000percent (%)11.6000000
12/1/200912.10115.0800000percent (%)12.1000000
1/1/201018.70312.9800000percent (%)18.7000000
2/1/201022.60313.1400000percent (%)22.6000000
3/1/201055.50324.1000000percent (%)55.5000000
4/1/201028.10324.7700000percent (%)28.1000000
7/1/201015.24830.3600000percent (%)15.2400000
9/1/201027.10823.4800000percent (%)27.1000000
10/1/201010.32817.5500000percent (%)10.3100000
11/1/201030.09820.6900000percent (%)30.0900000
12/1/201033.80823.3100000percent (%)33.8000000
1/1/201169.33834.1300000percent (%)69.3300000
2/1/201157.41838.0100000percent (%)57.4100000
3/1/20114.01834.1600000percent (%)4.0100000
4/1/201155.64841.7100000percent (%)55.6400000
5/1/201137.10842.8800000percent (%)37.1000000
1/1/201214.70314.7000000percent (%)14.7000000
2/1/20129.70312.2000000percent (%)9.7000000
3/1/201284.30336.2300000percent (%)84.3000000
4/1/201248.80339.3800000percent (%)48.8000000
Target
percent (%)
Threshold
56.00 percent (%)

BOD, Biochemical oxygen demand

Units: mg/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/20091.5011.5000000mg/l1.5000000
2/1/20092.6712.0900000mg/l2.6700000
3/1/20091.9312.0300000mg/l1.9300000
4/1/20091.6411.9400000mg/l1.6400000
5/1/20092.0011.9500000mg/l2.0000000
6/1/20093.6012.2200000mg/l3.6000000
7/1/20092.1412.3300000mg/l2.1400000
8/1/20092.7412.3400000mg/l2.7400000
9/1/20092.1812.3800000mg/l2.1800000
10/1/20092.6512.5500000mg/l2.6500000
11/1/20092.0012.5500000mg/l2.0000000
12/1/20092.9112.4400000mg/l2.9100000
1/1/20104.4632.8200000mg/l4.4600000
2/1/20101.4732.6100000mg/l1.4700000
3/1/20101.0932.4300000mg/l1.0900000
4/1/20102.4032.3900000mg/l2.4000000
6/1/20101.6932.2200000mg/l1.6900000
7/1/20102.3531.8000000mg/l2.3500000
8/1/20100.5721.6200000mg/l0.5700000
9/1/20101.6461.7300000mg/l1.6400000
10/1/20103.1031.8700000mg/l3.1000000
11/1/20101.3631.7900000mg/l1.3600000
12/1/20101.2331.7100000mg/l1.2300000
1/1/20111.0231.4900000mg/l1.0200000
2/1/20111.2331.6000000mg/l1.2300000
3/1/20112.2931.7100000mg/l2.2900000
4/1/20112.2631.5700000mg/l2.2600000
5/1/20110.5031.4200000mg/l0.5000000
6/1/20111.8731.5300000mg/l1.8700000
7/1/20111.0031.5300000mg/l1.0000000
8/1/20110.5331.4100000mg/l0.5300000
9/1/20110.9231.1800000mg/l0.9200000
10/1/20112.8031.2700000mg/l2.8000000
11/1/20110.5731.2800000mg/l0.5700000
12/1/20110.5831.0700000mg/l0.5800000
1/1/20120.6311.0100000mg/l0.6300000
2/1/20120.5031.0000000mg/l0.5000000
3/1/20122.1031.2000000mg/l2.1000000
4/1/20121.3130.9500000mg/l1.3100000

Color

Units: PCU Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     

Enterococcus Group Bacteria

Units: cfu/100ml Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
Target
cfu/100ml
Threshold
cfu/100ml

Nitrogen, Ammonia + Ammonium as N

Units: ug/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/2009392.001392.0000000ug/l392.0000000
2/1/2009163.001277.5000000ug/l163.0000000
3/1/2009354.001303.0000000ug/l354.0000000
4/1/2009128.001259.2500000ug/l128.0000000
5/1/2009197.001246.8000000ug/l197.0000000
6/1/2009229.001243.8300000ug/l229.0000000
7/1/2009139.001201.6700000ug/l139.0000000
8/1/2009506.001258.8300000ug/l506.0000000
9/1/2009641.001306.6700000ug/l641.0000000
10/1/2009198.001318.3300000ug/l198.0000000
11/1/2009292.001334.1700000ug/l292.0000000
12/1/2009140.001319.3300000ug/l140.0000000
1/1/2010272.003341.5000000ug/l272.0000000
2/1/2010229.003295.3300000ug/l229.0000000
3/1/2010298.003238.1700000ug/l298.0000000
4/1/2010190.003236.8300000ug/l190.0000000
6/1/2010106.003219.0000000ug/l106.0000000
7/1/2010217.003208.0000000ug/l217.0000000
8/1/2010124.002187.0000000ug/l124.0000000
9/1/2010164.506160.3000000ug/l148.1500000
10/1/2010440.003210.3000000ug/l440.0000000
11/1/201092.003190.5800000ug/l92.0000000
12/1/201015.003175.4200000ug/l15.0000000
1/1/201139.003145.7500000ug/l39.0000000
2/1/201154.003134.0800000ug/l54.0000000
3/1/201183.003120.5000000ug/l83.0000000
4/1/2011110.00365.5000000ug/l110.0000000
5/1/201148.00358.1700000ug/l48.0000000
6/1/201146.00363.3300000ug/l46.0000000
7/1/201179.00370.0000000ug/l79.0000000
8/1/201182.00374.6700000ug/l82.0000000
9/1/2011163.00388.0000000ug/l163.0000000
10/1/201176.00382.3300000ug/l76.0000000
11/1/201198.00390.6700000ug/l98.0000000
12/1/201147.00390.8300000ug/l47.0000000
1/1/201269.00389.1700000ug/l69.0000000
2/1/201221.00379.0000000ug/l21.0000000
3/1/201227.00356.3300000ug/l27.0000000
4/1/201252.33352.3900000ug/l48.9000000

Nitrogen, Kjeldahl

Units: ug/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/2009970.001970.0000000ug/l970.0000000
2/1/2009765.001867.5000000ug/l765.0000000
3/1/2009349.001694.6700000ug/l349.0000000
4/1/2009543.001656.7500000ug/l543.0000000
5/1/2009656.001656.6000000ug/l656.0000000
6/1/2009939.001703.6700000ug/l939.0000000
7/1/2009682.001655.6700000ug/l682.0000000
8/1/2009572.001623.5000000ug/l572.0000000
9/1/2009724.001686.0000000ug/l724.0000000
10/1/2009825.001733.0000000ug/l825.0000000
11/1/2009929.001778.5000000ug/l929.0000000
12/1/2009660.001732.0000000ug/l660.0000000
1/1/20101680.003898.3300000ug/l1680.0000000
2/1/2010853.003945.1700000ug/l853.0000000
3/1/2010909.003976.0000000ug/l909.0000000
4/1/2010728.003959.8300000ug/l728.0000000
6/1/2010768.003987.6000000ug/l768.0000000
7/1/2010749.003801.4000000ug/l749.0000000
8/1/2010615.002753.8000000ug/l615.0000000
9/1/2010746.506721.3000000ug/l744.9900000
10/1/20101070.003789.7000000ug/l1070.0000000
11/1/2010597.003757.5800000ug/l597.0000000
12/1/2010322.003683.2500000ug/l322.0000000
1/1/2011337.003614.5800000ug/l337.0000000
2/1/2011835.003651.2500000ug/l835.0000000
3/1/2011805.003661.0000000ug/l805.0000000
4/1/2011761.003609.5000000ug/l761.0000000
5/1/2011402.003577.0000000ug/l402.0000000
6/1/20111200.003723.3300000ug/l1200.0000000
7/1/2011692.003782.5000000ug/l692.0000000
8/1/2011489.003724.8300000ug/l489.0000000
9/1/2011669.003702.1700000ug/l669.0000000
10/1/2011451.003650.5000000ug/l451.0000000
11/1/2011480.003663.5000000ug/l480.0000000
12/1/2011416.003532.8300000ug/l416.0000000
1/1/2012426.003488.5000000ug/l426.0000000
2/1/2012475.003486.1700000ug/l475.0000000
3/1/2012507.003459.1700000ug/l507.0000000
4/1/2012449.003458.8300000ug/l449.0000000

Nitrogen, Nitrite + Nitrate as N

Units: ug/l Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/200981.00181.0000000ug/l81.0000000
2/1/2009147.001114.0000000ug/l147.0000000
3/1/200997.001108.3300000ug/l97.0000000
4/1/2009206.001132.7500000ug/l206.0000000
5/1/2009174.001141.0000000ug/l174.0000000
6/1/200975.001130.0000000ug/l75.0000000
7/1/2009174.001145.5000000ug/l174.0000000
8/1/2009135.001143.5000000ug/l135.0000000
9/1/2009180.001157.3300000ug/l180.0000000
10/1/2009114.001142.0000000ug/l114.0000000
11/1/2009254.001155.3300000ug/l254.0000000
12/1/2009330.001197.8300000ug/l330.0000000
1/1/2010252.003210.8300000ug/l252.0000000
2/1/2010295.003237.5000000ug/l295.0000000
3/1/2010591.003306.0000000ug/l591.0000000
4/1/2010168.003315.0000000ug/l168.0000000
6/1/2010150.003291.2000000ug/l150.0000000
7/1/2010241.003289.0000000ug/l241.0000000
8/1/2010656.002361.2000000ug/l656.0000000
9/1/2010206.006284.2000000ug/l196.1300000
10/1/2010636.003377.8000000ug/l636.0000000
11/1/2010171.003343.3300000ug/l171.0000000
12/1/2010157.003344.5000000ug/l157.0000000
1/1/2011407.003372.1700000ug/l407.0000000
2/1/2011370.003324.5000000ug/l370.0000000
3/1/2011207.003324.6700000ug/l207.0000000
4/1/2011268.003263.3300000ug/l268.0000000
5/1/2011576.003330.8300000ug/l576.0000000
6/1/2011261.003348.1700000ug/l261.0000000
7/1/2011339.003336.8300000ug/l339.0000000
8/1/2011421.003345.3300000ug/l421.0000000
9/1/2011307.003362.0000000ug/l307.0000000
10/1/2011202.003351.0000000ug/l202.0000000
11/1/2011168.003283.0000000ug/l168.0000000
12/1/2011232.003278.1700000ug/l232.0000000
1/1/2012308.003273.0000000ug/l308.0000000
2/1/2012283.003250.0000000ug/l283.0000000
3/1/2012212.003234.1700000ug/l212.0000000
4/1/2012172.003229.1700000ug/l172.0000000

Oysters

Units: Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/200654.07154.0700000%54.0700000
1/1/200765.56165.5600000%65.5600000
1/1/200862.62162.6200000%62.6200000
1/1/200967.37167.3700000%67.3700000
1/1/201067.42167.4200000%67.4200000
1/1/201170.40170.4000000%70.4000000
1/1/201367.59167.5900000%67.5900000

pH

Units: None Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/20097.0917.0900000None7.0900000
2/1/20097.4417.2700000None7.4400000
3/1/20097.2717.2700000None7.2700000
4/1/20097.0417.2100000None7.0400000
6/1/20097.1117.1900000None7.1100000
7/1/20097.0517.1800000None7.0500000
8/1/20097.1117.1200000None7.1100000
9/1/20097.1917.1000000None7.1900000
11/1/20096.9917.0900000None6.9900000
12/1/20096.9017.0500000None6.9000000
1/1/20106.9037.0200000None6.9000000
2/1/20107.0437.0000000None7.0400000
3/1/20107.3737.0400000None7.3700000
4/1/20107.2937.0800000None7.2900000
7/1/20107.1337.2100000None7.1300000
9/1/20107.3137.2400000None7.3100000
10/1/20107.3037.2500000None7.3000000
11/1/20107.2037.2400000None7.2000000
12/1/20106.9337.1700000None6.9300000
1/1/20117.6037.2700000None7.6000000
2/1/20116.4037.1200000None6.4000000
3/1/20117.1537.1000000None7.1500000
4/1/20116.9937.0500000None6.9900000
5/1/20117.5737.1100000None7.5700000
1/1/20126.8936.8900000None6.8900000
2/1/20126.3836.6400000None6.3800000
3/1/20127.4936.9200000None7.4900000
4/1/20126.7836.8900000None6.7800000

Salinity

Units: PSS Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 34.7
Mean 17.52 10.05493
Low 0.35
No. of Samples 0 216

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/200914.38114.3800000PSS14.3800000
2/1/20090.6517.5200000PSS0.6500000
3/1/200921.75112.2600000PSS21.7500000
4/1/200926.87115.9100000PSS26.8700000
6/1/200930.40118.8100000PSS30.4000000
7/1/200922.31120.4000000PSS22.3100000
8/1/200927.28125.7200000PSS27.2800000
9/1/200928.95127.1600000PSS28.9500000
11/1/200925.30126.8500000PSS25.3000000
12/1/200923.66125.5000000PSS23.6600000
1/1/20105.15322.0700000PSS5.1500000
2/1/20107.94318.2000000PSS7.9400000
3/1/20100.52312.5100000PSS0.5200000
4/1/20109.14311.9500000PSS9.1400000
7/1/201023.63310.3100000PSS23.6300000
9/1/201030.10320.9600000PSS30.1000000
10/1/201027.65327.1300000PSS27.6500000
11/1/201026.37326.9400000PSS26.3700000
12/1/201012.27324.0000000PSS12.2700000
1/1/20110.63319.4000000PSS0.6300000
2/1/20111.45316.4100000PSS1.4500000
3/1/201114.78313.8600000PSS14.7800000
4/1/201110.02310.9200000PSS10.0200000
5/1/20111.1336.7100000PSS1.1300000
1/1/201224.88324.8800000PSS24.8800000
2/1/201215.68320.2800000PSS15.6800000
3/1/20120.52313.6900000PSS0.5200000
4/1/201219.98315.2700000PSS19.9800000

Specific conductance

Units: umho Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/200923679.00123679.0000000umho23679.0000000
2/1/20091295.00112487.0000000umho1295.0000000
3/1/200934555.00119843.0000000umho34555.0000000
4/1/200941852.00125345.2500000umho41852.0000000
6/1/200946964.00129669.0000000umho46964.0000000
7/1/200935509.00132035.0000000umho35509.0000000
8/1/200942593.00140294.6000000umho42593.0000000
9/1/200944991.00142381.8000000umho44991.0000000
11/1/200939604.00141932.2000000umho39604.0000000
12/1/200937323.00140004.0000000umho37323.0000000
1/1/20109162.00334734.6000000umho9162.0000000
2/1/201013701.00328956.2000000umho13701.0000000
3/1/20101043.00320166.6000000umho1043.0000000
4/1/201015631.00319410.6700000umho15631.0000000
7/1/201037463.00316959.5000000umho37463.0000000
9/1/201046.58317713.5300000umho46.5800000
10/1/201042875.00326794.8600000umho42875.0000000
11/1/201041151.00330383.9000000umho41151.0000000
12/1/201020461.00328399.3200000umho20461.0000000
1/1/20111252.00321157.1200000umho1252.0000000
2/1/20112784.00318094.9300000umho2784.0000000
3/1/201124309.00322138.6700000umho24309.0000000
4/1/201117049.00317834.3300000umho17049.0000000
5/1/20112217.00311345.3300000umho2217.0000000
1/1/201239018.00339018.0000000umho39018.0000000
2/1/201225656.00332337.0000000umho25656.0000000
3/1/20121051.00321908.3300000umho1051.0000000
4/1/201232041.00324441.5000000umho32041.0000000

Temperature, water

Units: deg F Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High
Mean
Low
No. of Samples

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/200967.32167.3200000deg F67.3200000
2/1/200966.34166.8300000deg F66.3400000
3/1/200971.24168.3000000deg F71.2400000
4/1/200974.08169.7500000deg F74.0800000
6/1/200985.03172.8000000deg F85.0300000
7/1/200982.00175.7400000deg F82.0000000
8/1/200983.68179.2100000deg F83.6800000
9/1/200986.74182.3100000deg F86.7400000
11/1/200969.76181.4400000deg F69.7600000
12/1/200974.37179.3100000deg F74.3700000
1/1/201064.11275.7300000deg F64.1100000
2/1/201066.70272.3400000deg F66.7000000
3/1/201065.10268.0100000deg F65.1000000
4/1/201071.53268.6000000deg F71.5300000
7/1/201084.87272.0500000deg F84.8700000
9/1/201086.41280.9400000deg F86.4100000
10/1/201081.59284.2900000deg F81.5900000
11/1/201074.16281.7600000deg F74.1600000
12/1/201067.75278.9600000deg F67.7500000
1/1/201168.04275.5900000deg F68.0400000
2/1/201170.63274.7600000deg F70.6300000
3/1/201172.10272.3800000deg F72.1000000
4/1/201177.34271.6700000deg F77.3400000
5/1/201177.86272.2900000deg F77.8600000
1/1/201271.01271.0100000deg F71.0100000
2/1/201271.33271.1700000deg F71.3300000
3/1/201273.20271.8500000deg F73.2000000
4/1/201275.27272.7000000deg F75.2700000

Turbidity

Units: NTU Year
2013
Historical
period of record
High 42.0
Mean 4.71 4.37313
Low 0.27
No. of Samples 0 260

Five-year Rolling Average Graph

     
1/1/20095.3015.3000000NTU5.3000000
2/1/20097.7016.5000000NTU7.7000000
3/1/20095.4016.1300000NTU5.4000000
4/1/20094.7015.7800000NTU4.7000000
5/1/20096.9016.0000000NTU6.9000000
6/1/200915.0017.5000000NTU15.0000000
7/1/20099.2018.1500000NTU9.2000000
8/1/200917.2019.7300000NTU17.2000000
9/1/200914.80111.3000000NTU14.8000000
10/1/20097.80111.8200000NTU7.8000000
11/1/200912.40112.7300000NTU12.4000000
12/1/200917.60113.1700000NTU17.6000000
1/1/201021.00315.1300000NTU21.0000000
2/1/20103.70312.8800000NTU3.7000000
3/1/20103.20310.9500000NTU3.2000000
4/1/201011.40311.5500000NTU11.4000000
6/1/20102.2038.3000000NTU2.2000000
7/1/20108.3035.7600000NTU8.3000000
8/1/20104.1025.8400000NTU4.1000000
9/1/20107.0066.6000000NTU6.9600000
10/1/201013.1036.9400000NTU13.1000000
11/1/20108.0037.1200000NTU8.0000000
12/1/20106.4037.8200000NTU6.4000000
1/1/20115.1037.2800000NTU5.1000000
2/1/20115.0037.4300000NTU5.0000000
3/1/20114.3036.9800000NTU4.3000000
4/1/20118.5036.2200000NTU8.5000000
5/1/20112.1035.2300000NTU2.1000000
6/1/20113.8034.8000000NTU3.8000000
7/1/20114.0034.6200000NTU4.0000000
8/1/20112.6034.2200000NTU2.6000000
9/1/20113.3034.0500000NTU3.3000000
10/1/20117.1033.8200000NTU7.1000000
11/1/20113.8034.1000000NTU3.8000000
12/1/20112.4033.8700000NTU2.4000000
1/1/20122.3033.5800000NTU2.3000000
2/1/20122.5033.5700000NTU2.5000000
3/1/20127.0034.1800000NTU7.0000000
4/1/20124.2033.7000000NTU4.2000000
Other Measures of Creek Health

Oysters

Because they are immobile and will tolerate a fairly wide salinity range, eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) are valuable as an indicator of the relative health of aquatic ecosystems in the tidally-influenced portions of coastal creeks. Sarasota County has established an oyster monitoring program to track the location, types, and status of oyster reefs. Data from this monitoring program is shown below. Learn more about Oysters »

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Most Recent Sarasota County Oyster Monitoring Program Data
Icon Site ID Year Dead Live Total % Live
1 HUD2 2013 152 317 469 68

Impervious Features

Hudson Bayou is located within the Sarasota Bay Watershed. View details about the Sarasota Bay Watershed »

Rain that falls on land that is in a natural state is absorbed and filtered by soils and vegetation as it makes it way into underground aquifers. However, in developed areas, "impervious surfaces" impede this process and contribute to polluted urban runoff entering surface waters. These surfaces include human infrastructure like roads, sidewalks, driveways and parking lots that are covered by impenetrable materials such as asphalt, concrete, brick and stone, as well as buildings and other permanent structures. Soils that have been disturbed and compacted by urban development are often impervious as well. Learn more about Impervious Features »

The Sarasota County Stormwater Environmental Utility (SEU) mapped impervious surfaces in the County in 2013. A map showing impervious surfaces can be viewed using the Water Atlas Map Viewer tool.

of the land area within the Hudson Bayou Basin is covered by impervious surfaces.

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Land Use / Land Cover

Hudson Bayou is located within the Sarasota Bay Watershed. View details about the Sarasota Bay Watershed »

Land use within a creek's watershed has a major effect on its water quality. In general, less development means better water quality. Land Cover/Land Use classifications categorize land in terms of its observed physical surface characteristics (e.g. upland or wetland), and also reflect the types of activity that are taking place on it (agriculture, urban/built-up, utilities, etc.). Florida uses as its standard a set of statewide classifications which were developed by the Florida Department of Transportation. Learn more about Land Use and Land Cover »

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Data Sources

The data sources listed below provided water quality data used to create the report on this page. Not all data sources provided data for every creek, and not every Creek Conditions Report used data from all listed data sources. While some data sources have no data for the scored year, they provided period-of-record (historical high, mean, low) data. Click on a data source name to review its metadata.