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Kissimmee River - Below Lake Hatchineha Watershed

Kissimmee River - Below Lake Hatchineha 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
JAN-MAR 2024 1,194 ug/l No Data Available 94 ug/l 4 mg/l 13 50
OCT-DEC 2023 1,107 ug/l No Data Available 131 ug/l 6 mg/l 14 45
JUL-SEP 2023 1,024 ug/l No Data Available 119 ug/l 5.5 mg/l 14 51
APR-JUN 2023 1,226 ug/l No Data Available 179 ug/l 5 mg/l 13 30
JAN-MAR 2023 1,370 ug/l No Data Available 181 ug/l No Data Available 12 43
OCT-DEC 2022 1,074 ug/l No Data Available 178 ug/l No Data Available 12 41
JUL-SEP 2022 1,417 ug/l No Data Available 220 ug/l 5.67 mg/l 16 59
APR-JUN 2022 1,539 ug/l No Data Available 386 ug/l No Data Available 11 35
JAN-MAR 2022 1,247 ug/l No Data Available 277 ug/l No Data Available 11 41
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, SFWMD Water Quality Data, FDEP Central Regional Operations Center, FDEP South District Sampling Data, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, SFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, FDEP Watershed Assessment Section, FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida), USGS National Water Information System, FDEP - Central Regional Operations Center, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, Florida LAKEWATCH, Polk County Natural Resources Division, South Florida Water Management District, FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations Center, FDEP - Southeast 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
JAN-MAR 2024 1,425 ug/l No Data Available 46 ug/l No Data Available 14 15
OCT-DEC 2023 1,174 ug/l No Data Available 41 ug/l No Data Available 11 11
JUL-SEP 2023 824 ug/l No Data Available 41 ug/l No Data Available 27 32
APR-JUN 2023 746 ug/l No Data Available 33 ug/l No Data Available 23 44
JAN-MAR 2023 766 ug/l No Data Available 31 ug/l No Data Available 30 39
OCT-DEC 2022 732 ug/l No Data Available 40 ug/l No Data Available 32 41
JUL-SEP 2022 926 ug/l No Data Available 41 ug/l No Data Available 18 26
APR-JUN 2022 908 ug/l No Data Available 53 ug/l No Data Available 31 52
JAN-MAR 2022 893 ug/l No Data Available 38 ug/l No Data Available 31 53
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, FDEP Central Regional Operations Center, FDEP South District Sampling Data, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, SFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, 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 - South Regional Operations Center, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, Florida LAKEWATCH, Polk County Natural Resources Division, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 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 Kissimmee River - Below Lake Hatchineha Watershed. Learn More about Stream Flow »

      River Flows Whole River Range Flows Data by Segment Levels Whole River Range Levels Data By Segment
      Arbuckle Creek 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.
      Tiger 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.
      Livingston 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.

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