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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
JUL-SEP 2020 1,280 ug/l No Data Available 200 ug/l 58.5 mg/l 2 2
APR-JUN 2020 1,200 ug/l No Data Available 285 ug/l 195.75 mg/l 4 4
JAN-MAR 2020 1,923 ug/l No Data Available 181 ug/l 97.5 mg/l 4 4
OCT-DEC 2019 1,763 ug/l No Data Available 321 ug/l 102.75 mg/l 4 4
JUL-SEP 2019 1,278 ug/l No Data Available 313 ug/l 158.25 mg/l 4 4
APR-JUN 2019 1,228 ug/l No Data Available 187 ug/l 91.75 mg/l 4 4
JAN-MAR 2019 1,175 ug/l No Data Available 176 ug/l 105.25 mg/l 4 4
OCT-DEC 2018 1,743 ug/l No Data Available 276 ug/l 0.14 mg/l 4 4
JUL-SEP 2018 1,618 ug/l No Data Available 282 ug/l 0.19 mg/l 4 4
APR-JUN 2018 2,003 ug/l No Data Available 187 ug/l 0.1 mg/l 4 4
JAN-MAR 2018 1,900 ug/l No Data Available 248 ug/l 0.14 mg/l 4 4
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET, Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, Biological Research Associates , FDEP Central Regional Operations Center, FDEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic/Buffer Preserves Sampling Data, IMAP Water Quality 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), Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (FL), USGS National Water Information System

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 2020 1,050 ug/l No Data Available 61 ug/l 23.42 mg/l 12 12
APR-JUN 2020 1,280 ug/l No Data Available 83 ug/l 15.82 mg/l 70 70
JAN-MAR 2020 1,126 ug/l No Data Available 78 ug/l 20.31 mg/l 73 73
OCT-DEC 2019 1,181 ug/l No Data Available 81 ug/l 24.27 mg/l 74 74
JUL-SEP 2019 1,023 ug/l No Data Available 62 ug/l 20.29 mg/l 73 73
APR-JUN 2019 1,069 ug/l No Data Available 64 ug/l 19.08 mg/l 74 74
JAN-MAR 2019 1,139 ug/l No Data Available 83 ug/l 25.46 mg/l 74 74
OCT-DEC 2018 1,340 ug/l No Data Available 98 ug/l 0.03 mg/l 85 93
JUL-SEP 2018 1,262 ug/l No Data Available 93 ug/l 0.02 mg/l 82 98
APR-JUN 2018 1,448 ug/l No Data Available 133 ug/l 0.02 mg/l 82 98
JAN-MAR 2018 1,486 ug/l No Data Available 109 ug/l 0.02 mg/l 83 97
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), 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
      Peace River In the past 30 days
      up Average river flow is faster 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
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Sixmile Creek In the past 30 days
      up Average river flow is faster 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
      up Average river flow is faster than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Sunrise Waterway 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.
        No data table or graph available
      Tidal Peace River 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.
      Peace Creek In the past 30 days
      up Average river flow is faster 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
      up Average river flow is faster 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
      up Average river flow is faster than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Little Charlie Creek In the past 30 days
      up Average river flow is faster than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Myrtle 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
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
        No data table or graph available
      Prairie Creek In the past 30 days
      up Average river flow is faster 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
      up Average river flow is faster than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Horse Creek In the past 30 days
      up Average river flow is faster 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
      up Average river flow is faster than it has been historically.
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Banana-Hancock Canal In the past 30 days
      up Average river flow is faster 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
      up Average river flow is faster 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
      up Average river flow is faster 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
      up Average river flow is faster 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.
      Lake Parker Outlet In the past 30 days
      up Average river flow is faster 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
      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.
      Fisheating Creek In the past 30 days
      up Average river flow is faster than it has been historically.
      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, Southwest Florida Water Management District

      Source(s): Not Available
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