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Peace River - Saddle Creek Watershed

Peace River - Saddle Creek Watershed

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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 2017 2,220 ug/l No Data Available 347 ug/l 0.23 mg/l 1 1
APR-JUN 2017 1,930 ug/l No Data Available 369 ug/l 0.13 mg/l 1 1
JAN-MAR 2017 2,440 ug/l No Data Available 937 ug/l 0.72 mg/l 1 1
OCT-DEC 2016 1,990 ug/l No Data Available 185 ug/l 0.09 mg/l 1 1
JUL-SEP 2016 1,460 ug/l No Data Available 105 ug/l 0 mg/l 1 1
APR-JUN 2016 1,900 ug/l No Data Available 266 ug/l 0.1 mg/l 1 1
JAN-MAR 2016 5,820 ug/l No Data Available 216 ug/l 0.09 mg/l 1 1
OCT-DEC 2015 1,870 ug/l No Data Available 257 ug/l 0.14 mg/l 1 1
JUL-SEP 2015 1,970 ug/l No Data Available 213 ug/l 0.11 mg/l 1 1
APR-JUN 2015 1,520 ug/l No Data Available 535 ug/l 0.36 mg/l 1 1
JAN-MAR 2015 2,030 ug/l No Data Available 281 ug/l 0.09 mg/l 1 1
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET, Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET), FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data, 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 2017 1,336 ug/l No Data Available 119 ug/l 0.04 mg/l 26 26
APR-JUN 2017 1,922 ug/l No Data Available 142 ug/l 0.02 mg/l 27 27
JAN-MAR 2017 1,397 ug/l No Data Available 125 ug/l 0.03 mg/l 27 29
OCT-DEC 2016 1,336 ug/l No Data Available 131 ug/l 0.06 mg/l 28 32
JUL-SEP 2016 1,380 ug/l No Data Available 83 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 25 29
APR-JUN 2016 1,501 ug/l No Data Available 117 ug/l 0.03 mg/l 25 29
JAN-MAR 2016 1,561 ug/l No Data Available 146 ug/l 0.04 mg/l 25 29
OCT-DEC 2015 1,497 ug/l No Data Available 116 ug/l 0.03 mg/l 29 36
JUL-SEP 2015 1,297 ug/l No Data Available 113 ug/l 0.03 mg/l 29 36
APR-JUN 2015 1,545 ug/l No Data Available 96 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 29 37
JAN-MAR 2015 1,420 ug/l No Data Available 109 ug/l 0.02 mg/l 29 37
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 , Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data, FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET), FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data, 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

    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.

    One Year Graph of ARI
    Source: SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data
    Click here to view a period of record graph for the central, north, and south groundwater regions


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      Stream Flow and Levels

      Stream level and flow data for the Peace River - Saddle Creek 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
      Saddle 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.
      Lena Run 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): Hillsborough County Stream Waterwatch, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida Water Management District, USGS National Water Information System

      Source(s): Not Available
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