Program Info

Website
https://geo-sfwmd.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/loxahatchee-river-seagrass-communities-2006 ; https://geo-sfwmd.hub.arcgis.com/datasets/estero-bay-seagrass-communities-1999 ; https://data-floridaswater.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/open-data-wetlands-seagrass
Region(s)
NE, SE, SW
Summary
SAV mapping conducted on Florida West Coast. Loxahatchee River District surveys conducted in situ in large polygons; methods variable. Seagrass Mapping within the Indian River Lagoon is conducted by a partnership of SFWMD and SJRWMD, and is available in SEACAR Program 3014.
Parameters
SAV acreage from aerial imagery. Includes Continuous/Patchy Seagrass, SAV (undefined as patchy/continuous), Attached macroalgae, unconsolidated substrate, and tidal flat (depending on survey area and year - see summary file GIS_3019_Dates_Hectares.xlsx.
Notes
SFWMD SAV data - Included in SEACAR: • Estero Bay 2014, 2008, 2004, 1999 • Florida Bay 2004/2005 (sampledate set to 1/1/2005) • Loxahatchee River 2007, 2004
Application
Publications
Start
1994
End
Current
Frequency
Variable
Method
aerial mapping for acreage and cover was interpolated from aerial photos; Loxahatchee in water surveys for percent occurrence/ presence/ absence
Discontinuity
Data Location
https://geo-sfwmd.hub.arcgis.com/search?q=seagrass
Data Format
GIS/Shapefile
Habitats
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
SEACAR Citation
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), St. Johns Water Management District (SJRWMD), Loxahatchee River District (LRD). (2021). SFWMD Regional Seagrass Mapping. Updated 12/06/2022. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/3019
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Barbara Herrmann Welch

Coastal Ecosystems Section, SFWMD

bwelch@sfwmd.gov

561-682-2483

Program Extent

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation : Acreage 07/08/24 01:35 PM Download File - SAV Acreage - 3019.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Biscayne Bay, Cape Haze, Estero Bay, Florida Keys NMS, Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor, Lignumvitae Key, Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek, Matlacha Pass, Pine Island Sound

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Acreage
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Logo SFWMD.jpg 04/28/23 12:19 PM View Details
Logo SJRWMD.jpg 04/28/23 12:19 PM View Details
Protocols GIS_3019_Dates_Hectares.xlsx 10/15/20 12:41 PM View Details