Program Info

Website
https://floridadep.gov/fco/aquatic-preserve
Region(s)
NW
Summary
Continuous water quality data are collected at five water quality stations (Station ID's: CPAH, CPAH2, CPFS, CPRH and CPWM) located within the St. Joseph Bay and Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserves in 15-minute intervals for eight parameters using protocols established by the National Estuarine Research Reserve's System-Wide Monitoring Program. As of September 2019, only two sites are currently in operation, CPAH2 and CPFS. AP continuous WQ protocols and metadata: https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Parameters
water temperature (°C), specific conductivity (mS/cm), salinity (psu), dissolved oxygen (%), dissolved oxygen (mg/L), depth (m), pH, turbidity (NTU), and water level (m).
Notes
Application
To measure changes in estuarine waters that help provide a better understanding of how human activities and natural events can affect coastal resources and to provide valuable data on the short-term variability and long-term changes in estuaries to researchers, natural resource managers and other coastal decision-makers.
Publications
presentations, meetings, reports, and online
Start
2005
End
Current
Frequency
Continuous
Method
15-minute data collections at fixed stations using YSI 6600 data sondes, in situ, grab samples, weather station
Discontinuity
2011 - 2018
Data Location
Aquatic Preserve Data Portal - https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Data Format
.csv (yearly files)
https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Habitats
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves. (2023). Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves Continuous Water Quality Monitoring. Updated 04/05/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/468
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 07/08/24 12:27 PM Download File - Continuous WQ - 468.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Alligator Harbor, St. Joseph Bay

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data MASTER Datalogger File 2020.xlsx 06/01/20 10:29 AM View Details
Data MASTER Datalogger File.xlsx 12/05/18 09:59 AM View Details
GIS APCWQ_DatasondeSites_20240229.xlsx 02/29/24 03:19 PM View Details
GIS CPAP Dataloggers.cpg 12/05/18 09:59 AM View Details
GIS CPAP Dataloggers.dbf 12/05/18 09:59 AM View Details
GIS CPAP Dataloggers.prj 12/05/18 09:59 AM View Details
GIS CPAP Dataloggers.sbn 12/05/18 09:59 AM View Details
GIS CPAP Dataloggers.sbx 12/05/18 09:59 AM View Details
GIS CPAP Dataloggers.shp 12/05/18 09:59 AM View Details
GIS CPAP Dataloggers.shx 12/05/18 09:59 AM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Protocols CPAP Optical WQ Calibration Checklist 2019.docx 06/01/20 10:29 AM View Details
Protocols Crystal River Optical WQ Checklist.doc 12/05/18 09:59 AM View Details
Protocols Crystal River WQ Checklist.doc 12/05/18 09:59 AM View Details
Protocols Data Download Process for AP Portal Data.docx 09/25/20 12:51 PM View Details
QA Alligator Harbor Digital WQ Calibration Sheet.xls 06/01/20 10:29 AM View Details
QA FSUCML Digital WQ Calibration Sheet.xls 06/01/20 10:29 AM View Details