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Lake Tarpon Watershed

Lake Tarpon 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 2023 1,126 ug/l No Data Available 110 ug/l No Data Available 3 5
APR-JUN 2023 737 ug/l No Data Available 103 ug/l No Data Available 2 3
JAN-MAR 2023 647 ug/l No Data Available 83 ug/l No Data Available 2 3
OCT-DEC 2022 1,057 ug/l No Data Available 106 ug/l No Data Available 4 7
JUL-SEP 2022 1,091 ug/l No Data Available 66 ug/l No Data Available 5 9
APR-JUN 2022 687 ug/l No Data Available 82 ug/l No Data Available 3 3
JAN-MAR 2022 907 ug/l No Data Available 84 ug/l No Data Available 4 7
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available No Data Available

Source(s): PINELLAS Water Quality Data, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, USGS National Water Information System, Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management, Southwest Florida Water Management District

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 2023 1,055 ug/l No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available 1 2
APR-JUN 2023 1,060 ug/l No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available 1 2
JAN-MAR 2023 910 ug/l No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available 1 2
OCT-DEC 2022 860 ug/l No Data Available 20 ug/l No Data Available 1 2
JUL-SEP 2022 1,105 ug/l No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available 1 2
APR-JUN 2022 955 ug/l No Data Available 50 ug/l No Data Available 1 2
JAN-MAR 2022 780 ug/l No Data Available 40 ug/l No Data Available 1 1
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available No Data Available

Source(s): LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET, PINELLAS Water Quality Data, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data, USGS National Water Information System, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management

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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 Lake Tarpon Watershed. Learn More about Stream Flow »

      River Flows Whole River Range Flows Data by Segment Levels Whole River Range Levels Data By Segment
      Brooker 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 Tarpon Outfall Canal 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.

      Source(s): Not Available

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