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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
JUL-SEP 2021 1,420 ug/l No Data Available 317 ug/l 162 mg/l 1 1
APR-JUN 2021 3,280 ug/l No Data Available 694 ug/l 205 mg/l 5 5
JAN-MAR 2021 1,982 ug/l No Data Available 495 ug/l 182 mg/l 5 5
OCT-DEC 2020 1,189 ug/l No Data Available 471 ug/l 300 mg/l 6 8
JUL-SEP 2020 1,936 ug/l No Data Available 363 ug/l 201.2 mg/l 6 7
APR-JUN 2020 2,289 ug/l No Data Available 489 ug/l 198.2 mg/l 6 8
JAN-MAR 2020 1,823 ug/l No Data Available 404 ug/l 538.4 mg/l 6 8
OCT-DEC 2019 1,770 ug/l No Data Available 418 ug/l 221.75 mg/l 4 4
JUL-SEP 2019 1,905 ug/l No Data Available 376 ug/l 137.5 mg/l 4 4
APR-JUN 2019 1,860 ug/l No Data Available 412 ug/l 193.5 mg/l 4 4
JAN-MAR 2019 1,210 ug/l No Data Available 351 ug/l 224.33 mg/l 4 6
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, 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
JUL-SEP 2021 1,162 ug/l No Data Available 31 ug/l 10 mg/l 6 6
APR-JUN 2021 2,060 ug/l No Data Available 146 ug/l 23.61 mg/l 33 37
JAN-MAR 2021 1,506 ug/l No Data Available 136 ug/l 34.27 mg/l 33 37
OCT-DEC 2020 1,606 ug/l No Data Available 154 ug/l 42.97 mg/l 33 34
JUL-SEP 2020 1,427 ug/l No Data Available 125 ug/l 41.31 mg/l 33 33
APR-JUN 2020 1,905 ug/l No Data Available 153 ug/l 17.21 mg/l 33 33
JAN-MAR 2020 1,517 ug/l No Data Available 141 ug/l 27.97 mg/l 34 34
OCT-DEC 2019 1,458 ug/l No Data Available 128 ug/l 35.54 mg/l 33 33
JUL-SEP 2019 1,137 ug/l No Data Available 79 ug/l 16.25 mg/l 33 34
APR-JUN 2019 1,376 ug/l No Data Available 117 ug/l 30.04 mg/l 35 35
JAN-MAR 2019 1,436 ug/l No Data Available 147 ug/l 44.89 mg/l 33 34
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 Watershed Monitoring Section, FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations Center

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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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