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Peace River - Peace Creek Canal Watershed

Peace River - Peace Creek Canal 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 2022 1,377 ug/l No Data Available 116 ug/l No Data Available 3 3
JUL-SEP 2022 1,219 ug/l No Data Available 200 ug/l No Data Available 4 4
APR-JUN 2022 1,197 ug/l No Data Available 268 ug/l No Data Available 4 4
JAN-MAR 2022 1,436 ug/l No Data Available 140 ug/l No Data Available 7 7
OCT-DEC 2021 1,350 ug/l No Data Available 145 ug/l No Data Available 4 5
JUL-SEP 2021 1,446 ug/l No Data Available 188 ug/l 56.6 mg/l 9 9
APR-JUN 2021 986 ug/l No Data Available 102 ug/l 24 mg/l 7 9
JAN-MAR 2021 1,256 ug/l No Data Available 83 ug/l 20.6 mg/l 9 11
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, USGS National Water Information System, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Department, Southwest Florida Water Management District, FDEP - Southwest 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
OCT-DEC 2022 908 ug/l No Data Available 42 ug/l No Data Available 59 67
JUL-SEP 2022 1,035 ug/l No Data Available 29 ug/l No Data Available 69 78
APR-JUN 2022 1,038 ug/l No Data Available 49 ug/l No Data Available 78 91
JAN-MAR 2022 924 ug/l No Data Available 43 ug/l No Data Available 66 76
OCT-DEC 2021 1,021 ug/l No Data Available 38 ug/l No Data Available 78 98
JUL-SEP 2021 1,025 ug/l No Data Available 42 ug/l 15.81 mg/l 119 134
APR-JUN 2021 1,136 ug/l No Data Available 45 ug/l 15.7 mg/l 129 138
JAN-MAR 2021 945 ug/l No Data Available 43 ug/l 17.5 mg/l 130 136
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 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, FDEP - Central Regional Operations Center, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, Florida LAKEWATCH, Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Department, Southwest Florida Water Management District, FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations Center, FDEP - Watershed Assessment Section

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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 - Peace Creek Canal 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
      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
      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
      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
      up Average water levels are higher 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.

      Source(s): Not Available

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