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Water Quality Status Map

Protecting Florida Together’s water quality status map has been developed to deliver to Florida residents and other interested parties information as it relates to water quality in Florida.

This map ensures transparency and accountability with respect to our water quality data and its availability to the public. This tool was designed based on extensive stakeholder interviews that identified key concerns and desired information about water quality.

Information for this map is currently being provided by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Nutrients & Chlorophyll-a:

Nutrients ⎯ like nitrogen and phosphorus ⎯ are naturally present in the water and necessary for the healthy growth of plants and animals. However, excessive delivery of nutrients to a waterbody can lead to rapid growth of algae.  Chlorophyll-a is a pigment that scientists can readily measure to determine the concentration of algae in a waterbody.  Too much algae can negatively impact fish, wildlife and humans. Below is the status of key nutrients and chlorophyll being tracked in this waterbody.

The statuses displayed for total nitrogen, total phosphorus and chlorophyll-a (“Waters Not Attaining Standards,” “Waters Attaining Standards” or “Not Assessed or Insufficient Data”) are a result of DEP’s most recent assessment of the waterbody. The assessment uses the best available information to identify waterbodies that are not meeting the applicable water quality standards and designated uses based on the Impaired Waters Rule – Chapters 62-302 and 62-303, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

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Nutrients & Chlorophyll-a:

Nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus are naturally present in the water and necessary for the healthy growth of plants and animals. However, excessive delivery of nutrients to a waterbody can lead to rapid growth of algae.  Chlorophyll-a is a pigment that scientists can readily measure to determine the concentration of algae in a waterbody.  Too much algae can negatively impact fish, wildlife and humans. Below is the status of key nutrients and chlorophyll being tracked in this waterbody.

The statuses displayed for nitrate-nitrite, total phosphorus and chlorophyll-a (“Waters Not Attaining Standards,” “Waters Attaining Standards” or “Not Assessed or Insufficient Data”) are a result of DEP’s most recent assessment of the waterbody. The assessment uses the best available information to identify waterbodies that are not meeting the applicable water quality standards and designated uses based on the Impaired Waters Rule – Chapters 62-302 and 62-303, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

Nutrients

Nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus are naturally present in the water and necessary for the healthy growth of plants and animals. However, excess nutrient levels, particularly forms of nitrogen, are the primary water quality concern in springs. Elevated nitrogen promotes excessive algal growth, which algae can negatively impact fish, wildlife and humans. Below is the status of the key nutrient – nitrate-nitrite – being tracked in this spring.

The statuses displayed for nitrate-nitrite (“Waters Not Attaining Standards,” “Waters Attaining Standards” or “Not Assessed or Insufficient Data”) are a result of DEP’s most recent assessment of the waterbody. The assessment uses the best available information to identify waterbodies that are not meeting the applicable water quality standards and designated uses based on the Impaired Waters Rule – Chapters 62-302 and 62-303, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

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  • Blue-Green Algae

Cyanotoxins associated with Blue-Green Algae were detected in these waters. If ingested, water contaminated with toxic cyanobacteria can cause nausea, vomiting and, in severe cases, acute liver failure. Avoid swimming in or drinking water from these waters while blue-green algal blooms are present.

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Blue-green algal bloom conditions were observed or cyanobacteria was found to be the dominant species of algae in the sample. Not all blue-green algae contains toxins. However, adults, children and pets should avoid swimming in or drinking water from these waters while blue-green algal blooms are present.

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Caution

    Karenia brevis was detected in medium to high concentrations these waters. Avoid this beach if you have chronic respiratory problems. Keep pets away from water and dead fish. Do not swim near or touch dead fish.

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    Karenia brevis was detected in low concentrations in these waters. Avoid this beach if you have chronic respiratory problems. Keep pets away from water and dead fish. Do not swim near or touch dead fish.

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    Effects Reported:
    Blue-Green Algae

      On the date noted, cyanotoxins were detected in the sample collected. 

      Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, are an important part of Florida's aquatic ecosystems, but they can sometimes form large blooms that may be harmful to humans and aquatic life. A sample was taken at this location on the date noted.

      There is no way to tell if a blue-green algal bloom is toxic just by looking at it. Adults, children, and animals should avoid contact with water when algal blooms are present. Toxins can persist in the water after a bloom; watch for signs of recent blooms, such as green scum on the shoreline.

      For more information about the data and how the dataset was acquired, click here.

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      Bloom conditions were observed at the time the sample was collected.

      Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, are an important part of Florida's aquatic ecosystems, but they can sometimes form large blooms that may be harmful to humans and aquatic life. A sample was taken at this location on the date noted.

      There is no way to tell if a blue-green algal bloom is toxic just by looking at it. Adults, children, and animals should avoid contact with water when algal blooms are present. Toxins can persist in the water after a bloom; watch for signs of recent blooms, such as green scum on the shoreline.

      For more information about the data and how the dataset was acquired, click here.

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      Bloom conditions were not observed at the time the sample was collected.

      Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, are an important part of Florida's aquatic ecosystems, but they can sometimes form large blooms that may be harmful to humans and aquatic life. A sample was taken at this location on the date noted.

      Bloom conditions were not observed at the time the sample was collected. However, bloom conditions can change quickly. There is no way to tell if a blue-green algal bloom is toxic just by looking at it. Adults, children, and animals should avoid contact with water when algal blooms are present. Toxins can persist in the water after a bloom; watch for signs of recent blooms, such as green scum on the shoreline.

      To report a bloom, please visit DEP's Algal Bloom Dashboard.

      For more information about the data and how the dataset was acquired, click here.

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      Red Tide

        Red tide occurs in Florida's coastal waters when a specific type of algae, Karenia brevis, reaches high concentrations – more than 100,000 algal cells per liter. Although Karenia brevis occurs naturally in the Gulf of Mexico, it is not present everywhere all the time. In fact, if the algae that cause red tides are present at all, they generally occur at low to very low concentrations.

        Karenia brevis was reported at this site on the date noted at concentrations at or below 1,000 cells per liter. No effects are anticipated. 

        More on Red Tide Shellfish Harvesting Status

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        For more information about the data and how it was acquired, click here.

        Red tide occurs in Florida's coastal waters when a specific type of algae, Karenia brevis, reaches high concentrations – more than 100,000 algal cells per liter. Although Karenia brevis occurs naturally in the Gulf of Mexico, it is not present everywhere all the time. In fact, if the algae that cause red tides are present at all, they generally occur at low to very low concentrations.

        Karenia brevis was reported at this site on the date noted at concentrations between 1,000 and 10,000 cells per liter. Respiratory irritation and shellfish harvest closures are possible.

        More on Red Tide Shellfish Harvesting Status

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        For more information about the data and how it was acquired, click here.

        Red tide occurs in Florida's coastal waters when a specific type of algae, Karenia brevis, reaches high concentrations – more than 100,000 algal cells per liter. Although Karenia brevis occurs naturally in the Gulf of Mexico, it is not present everywhere all the time. In fact, if the algae that cause red tides are present at all, they generally occur at low to very low concentrations.

        Karenia brevis was reported at this site on the date noted at concentrations between 10,000 and 100,000 cells per liter. Respiratory irritation, shellfish harvest closures and fish kills are possible.

        More on Red Tide   Shellfish Harvesting Status

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        For more information about the data and how it was acquired, click here.

         

         

        Red tide occurs in Florida's coastal waters when a specific type of algae, Karenia brevis, reaches high concentrations – more than 100,000 algal cells per liter. Although Karenia brevis occurs naturally in the Gulf of Mexico, it is not present everywhere all the time. In fact, if the algae that cause red tides are present at all, they generally occur at low to very low concentrations.

        Karenia brevis was reported at this site on the date noted at concentrations between 100,000 and 1,000,000 cells per liter. Environmental and health impacts including respiratory irritation, fish kills and shellfish closures are likely.

        More on Red Tide Shellfish Harvesting Status

        Interested in red tide updates in your area?

        Manage Notification Preferences

        For more information about the data and how it was acquired, click here.

        Red tide occurs in Florida's coastal waters when a specific type of algae, Karenia brevis, reaches high concentrations – more than 100,000 algal cells per liter. Although Karenia brevis occurs naturally in the Gulf of Mexico, it is not present everywhere all the time. In fact, if the algae that cause red tides are present at all, they generally occur at low to very low concentrations.

        Karenia brevis was reported at this site on the date noted at concentrations exceeding 1,000,000 cells per liter. Environmental and health impacts including discolored water, respiratory irritation, fish kills and shellfish closures are likely.

        More on Red Tide Shellfish Harvesting Status

        Interested in red tide updates in your area?

        Manage Notification Preferences

        For more information about the data and how it was acquired, click here.

         

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