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Sarasota Bay Watershed

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Explore general as well as scientific information about the movement, chemistry and biology of area surface and ground water environments.

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Water Quality

Water Quality

The following data are summarized as seasonal average values for lake and river sampling locations located within the watershed. While these data are useful to serve as a general picture of watershed health, these data must be viewed with caution because these samples have been taken from ecologically different water resources.

Rivers:
Samples from most rivers located in this watershed are averaged as part of these data summaries.
Season Total Nitrogen Nitrate (NO3) Total Phosphorus Orthophosphate Number of Sample Stations Number of Samples
JAN-MAR 2019 2,120 ug/l No Data Available 273 ug/l 0.03 mg/l 2 3
OCT-DEC 2018 1,997 ug/l No Data Available 396 ug/l 0.24 mg/l 17 51
JUL-SEP 2018 1,546 ug/l No Data Available 379 ug/l 0.23 mg/l 16 48
APR-JUN 2018 1,777 ug/l No Data Available 473 ug/l 0.31 mg/l 16 46
JAN-MAR 2018 2,236 ug/l No Data Available 429 ug/l 0.25 mg/l 16 47
OCT-DEC 2017 1,436 ug/l No Data Available 421 ug/l 0.23 mg/l 16 47
JUL-SEP 2017 1,670 ug/l No Data Available 464 ug/l 0.25 mg/l 27 79
APR-JUN 2017 1,420 ug/l No Data Available 547 ug/l 0.36 mg/l 28 77
JAN-MAR 2017 1,332 ug/l No Data Available 440 ug/l 0.34 mg/l 27 77
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET, Mote Marine Historic Data from Legacy STORET, Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET, Sarasota County Coastal Creeks, Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling Data, Biological Research Associates , FDEP South District Sampling Data, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling Data, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, USGS National Water Information System, FDEP - South Regional Operations Center, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section

Lakes:
Samples from most lakes located in this watershed are averaged as part of these data summaries.
Season Total Nitrogen Nitrate (NO3) Total Phosphorus Orthophosphate Number of Sample Stations Number of Samples
OCT-DEC 2018 1,253 ug/l No Data Available 223 ug/l 0.07 mg/l 2 6
JUL-SEP 2018 1,175 ug/l No Data Available 193 ug/l 0.15 mg/l 2 4
APR-JUN 2018 No Data Available No Data Available 14 ug/l No Data Available 1 1
JAN-MAR 2018 No Data Available No Data Available 16 ug/l No Data Available 1 1
OCT-DEC 2017 1,461 ug/l No Data Available 14 ug/l No Data Available 1 2
JUL-SEP 2017 No Data Available No Data Available 16 ug/l No Data Available 1 1
APR-JUN 2017 1,892 ug/l No Data Available 19 ug/l No Data Available 1 2
JAN-MAR 2017 2,430 ug/l No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available 1 1
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): Sarasota County Coastal Creeks, Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling Data, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center

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    Groundwater Quantity: Aquifer Resource Indicator

    Groundwater Quantity

    Southwest Florida Water Management District calculates the Aquifer Resource Indicator (ARI) for their three groundwater regions each month. The ARI was created to provide the public with a gauge of groundwater levels in their area, so they can develop an understanding of the severity and cycles of drought and recovery. The three regions include: North (Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion, and Sumter counties), Central (Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk counties), and South (Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, and Sarasota counties). Learn More about the Aquifer Resource Indicator >>

    To determine the ARI for a region, each well is compared weekly to its respective low-normal value and the difference is calculated. The weekly differences are reduced to a monthly value for all monitoring wells within a region, and the resulting ARI value represents how far water levels in the aquifer must rise or fall to reach their respective low-normal values.

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    Source: SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data


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      Stream Flow and Levels

      Stream level and flow data for the Sarasota Bay Watershed. Learn More about Stream Flow »

      Stream Flow and Levels
      River Flows Whole River Range Flows Data by Segment Levels Whole River Range Levels Data By Segment
      Red Bug Slough In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Cow Pen Slough In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Phillippi Creek In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Phillippi Creek Main B In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Phillippi Canal 3-16 In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Whitaker Canal 3-5 In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Whitaker Canal 3-7 In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      same Average water levels are the same as they have been historically.
      Phillippi Creek Main A In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Hudson Canal 4-56 In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Phillippi Creek Main C In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Bowlees Creek In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      same Average water levels are the same as they have been historically.
      Hudson Bayou In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Wares Creek In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Palma Sola Creek In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.

      Source(s): Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves, Manatee County Department of Environmental Management, Sarasota County , Southwest Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida Water Management District, USGS National Water Information System

      Source(s): Not Available
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