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Peace River 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

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
OCT-DEC 2023 1,028 ug/l No Data Available 340 ug/l No Data Available 1 1
JUL-SEP 2023 1,501 ug/l No Data Available 668 ug/l No Data Available 10 17
APR-JUN 2023 1,165 ug/l No Data Available 633 ug/l No Data Available 15 24
JAN-MAR 2023 1,153 ug/l No Data Available 551 ug/l No Data Available 17 36
OCT-DEC 2022 1,247 ug/l No Data Available 640 ug/l No Data Available 18 44
JUL-SEP 2022 1,515 ug/l No Data Available 640 ug/l No Data Available 14 32
APR-JUN 2022 1,393 ug/l No Data Available 546 ug/l No Data Available 17 36
JAN-MAR 2022 1,167 ug/l No Data Available 555 ug/l No Data Available 15 39
OCT-DEC 2021 1,345 ug/l No Data Available 491 ug/l No Data Available 15 28
JUL-SEP 2021 1,683 ug/l No Data Available 581 ug/l 169 mg/l 18 28
APR-JUN 2021 1,200 ug/l No Data Available 721 ug/l 191 mg/l 22 37
JAN-MAR 2021 1,329 ug/l No Data Available 446 ug/l 75 mg/l 23 40
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Network, LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, USEPA Region 4, FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, SWFWMD Legacy Water Quality Sampling Data, Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, Biological Research Associates , FDEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic/Buffer Preserves Sampling Data, FDEP South District Sampling Data, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida), City of Punta Gorda, Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (FL), SWFWMD/DEP Water Quality Sampling Data, USGS National Water Information System, FDEP - Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves, FDEP - South Regional Operations Center, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, Southwest Florida Water Management District, FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations Center, Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority

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
JUL-SEP 2021 1,105 ug/l No Data Available 53 ug/l 15.67 mg/l 50 52
APR-JUN 2021 1,519 ug/l No Data Available 91 ug/l 19.96 mg/l 75 79
JAN-MAR 2021 1,170 ug/l No Data Available 85 ug/l 25.67 mg/l 75 79
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): Water quality data collected by the City of Lakeland, LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET, Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, Biological Research Associates , FDEP South District Sampling Data, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida), City of Punta Gorda, SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data, USGS National Water Information System

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    Groundwater Quantity: Aquifer Resource Indicator

    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 Peace River Watershed. Learn More about Stream Flow »

      River Flows Whole River Range Flows Data by Segment Levels Whole River Range Levels Data By Segment
      Horse Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Bowlegs Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Peace River In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Peace Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Saddle Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Whidden Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Lake Hamilton Canal 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.
      Banana-Hancock Canal In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Lena Run In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Charlie Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Payne Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Lake Parker Outlet In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Lake Henry Canal 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.
      Sixmile Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Joshua Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Little Charlie Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Oak Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Prairie Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Barber Branch In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Shell Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Fisheating Creek In the past 30 days
      down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.

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