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Sarasota Bay Watershed

Sarasota Bay Watershed

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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
JUL-SEP 2018 1,308 ug/l No Data Available 348 ug/l 0.22 mg/l 16 32
APR-JUN 2018 1,739 ug/l No Data Available 461 ug/l 0.29 mg/l 18 48
JAN-MAR 2018 2,190 ug/l No Data Available 400 ug/l 0.2 mg/l 16 48
OCT-DEC 2017 2,188 ug/l No Data Available 397 ug/l 0.19 mg/l 17 49
JUL-SEP 2017 1,622 ug/l No Data Available 459 ug/l 0.24 mg/l 34 79
APR-JUN 2017 1,420 ug/l No Data Available 549 ug/l 0.34 mg/l 27 73
JAN-MAR 2017 1,528 ug/l No Data Available 433 ug/l 0.26 mg/l 27 75
OCT-DEC 2016 2,031 ug/l No Data Available 362 ug/l 0.17 mg/l 30 87
JUL-SEP 2016 2,018 ug/l No Data Available 411 ug/l 0.26 mg/l 31 88
APR-JUN 2016 1,675 ug/l No Data Available 396 ug/l 0.29 mg/l 30 97
JAN-MAR 2016 1,760 ug/l No Data Available 279 ug/l 0.16 mg/l 30 86
Five Year Seasonal Graph
Five Year Graph of All Samples

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

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
APR-JUN 2018 No Data Available No Data Available 14 ug/l No Data Available 1 1
JAN-MAR 2018 1,518 ug/l No Data Available 12 ug/l No Data Available 1 2
OCT-DEC 2017 1,461 ug/l No Data Available 11 ug/l No Data Available 1 2
JUL-SEP 2017 1,371 ug/l No Data Available 14 ug/l No Data Available 1 3
APR-JUN 2017 1,474 ug/l No Data Available 29 ug/l No Data Available 1 3
JAN-MAR 2017 1,455 ug/l No Data Available 84 ug/l 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
      up Average water levels are higher than 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
      down Average water levels are lower 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
      up Average water levels are higher than 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
      up Average water levels are higher 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.
        No data table or graph available

      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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