Program Info

Website
https://floridadep.gov/rcp/aquatic-preserve/content/charlotte-harbor-estuaries-volunteer-water-quality-monitoring-network
Region(s)
SW
Summary
Water quality, weather
Parameters
Depth (m), apparent color (PCU), chlorophyll a (corrected and uncorrected, ug/L), chlorophyll/pheophytin ratio, dissolved oxygen (%, mg/L), bacteria (fecal coliform cfu/100mL, #/100mL; Enterococcus and E. coli), nitrogen (ammonium, mg/L), nitrogen (kjeldahl, mg/L), nitrogen (NO2 + NO3, mg/L), pH, pheophytin-a (ug/L), phosphorus (mg/L), salinity (ppt), secchi depth (m), specific conductance (mS/cm), air temperature (deg. C), water temperature (deg. C), true color (PCU), turbidity (NTU), total nitrogen (mg/L), total phosphorus (mg/L), tide, weather data
Notes
Application
Data is used by CHAP for baseline water quality data and provided to various entities and partners for status and trends, reporting, and regulatory purposes such as Numeric Nutrient Criteria, and impaired waterbodies.
Publications
CHAP reports and summaries, WIN and http://www.chnep.wateratlas.usf.edu/chevwqmn
Start
1996
End
Current
Frequency
Monthly
Method
grab samples, Hana and YSI ProPlus instruments (n=46 fixed sites)
Discontinuity
See Metadata document for equipment transition dates and sampling sites.
Data Location
STORET/WIN
Data Format
Excel, Text
FL STORET, WIN, and Charlotte Harbor Water Atlas
Habitats
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves. (2024). Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Network. Updated 04/03/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/476
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Melynda Brown

Southwest Florida Aquatic Preserves Manager

Melynda.A.Brown@FloridaDEP.gov

941-575-5861

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Nutrients, Water Quality, Water Clarity 06/06/24 05:56 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 476.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Cape Haze, Estero Bay, Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor, Lemon Bay, Matlacha Pass, Pine Island Sound

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Nutrients
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity
Water Column - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data ID_0476_data.zip 07/17/18 03:48 PM View Details
Data WINData_476.xlsx 03/30/21 01:23 PM View Details
GIS 2019_CHEVWQMN.kmz 01/29/19 03:56 PM View Details
GIS CHEVWQMN shp file.zip 12/07/18 03:31 PM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Protocols CHEVWQMN metadata_FINAL.docx 01/17/19 11:14 AM View Details
Protocols ID_0476_protocol.zip 07/17/18 03:48 PM View Details
QA FINAL CHEVWQMN QA Plan Oct 2020.docx 01/05/21 11:23 AM View Details
QA FINAL CHEVWQMN QA Plan Sept 2018.docx 12/07/18 03:31 PM View Details