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Peace River - Saddle Creek Watershed

Peace River - Saddle Creek 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 2,344 ug/l No Data Available 599 ug/l No Data Available 5 5
JUL-SEP 2022 1,634 ug/l No Data Available 674 ug/l No Data Available 6 6
APR-JUN 2022 2,634 ug/l No Data Available 459 ug/l No Data Available 6 6
JAN-MAR 2022 2,342 ug/l No Data Available 443 ug/l No Data Available 6 6
OCT-DEC 2021 1,546 ug/l No Data Available 328 ug/l No Data Available 5 5
JUL-SEP 2021 1,551 ug/l No Data Available 517 ug/l 162 mg/l 6 7
APR-JUN 2021 2,953 ug/l No Data Available 641 ug/l 205 mg/l 11 13
JAN-MAR 2021 1,871 ug/l No Data Available 467 ug/l 182 mg/l 11 13
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, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida), USGS National Water Information System, 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 1,312 ug/l No Data Available 111 ug/l No Data Available 33 39
JUL-SEP 2022 1,393 ug/l No Data Available 71 ug/l No Data Available 41 48
APR-JUN 2022 1,368 ug/l No Data Available 86 ug/l No Data Available 42 54
JAN-MAR 2022 1,572 ug/l No Data Available 120 ug/l No Data Available 35 44
OCT-DEC 2021 1,339 ug/l No Data Available 98 ug/l No Data Available 41 55
JUL-SEP 2021 1,364 ug/l No Data Available 86 ug/l 10 mg/l 44 52
APR-JUN 2021 2,036 ug/l No Data Available 143 ug/l 23.61 mg/l 70 79
JAN-MAR 2021 1,393 ug/l No Data Available 123 ug/l 34.27 mg/l 76 88
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 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, City of Lakeland

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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 - Saddle Creek Watershed. Learn More about Stream Flow »

      River Flows Whole River Range Flows Data by Segment Levels Whole River Range Levels Data By Segment
      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.
      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
      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.

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