Program Info

Water quality monitoring programs of SWFWMD. Several different SWFWMD coastal monitoring projects are included for SEACAR. As of January 2021, the current list of SWFWMD WQ Stations within RCP Managed Areas include the following projects: P108: Data -Stream WQ Monitoring includ. Macroinvertebrate Surveys (n=2); P529: Data - Project COAST Water Quality Monitoring (Pasco Co) (n=19); P529: Data - Project COAST-North WQ Mon (Hernando, Citrus, & Levy) (n=22); P529: Project COAST - Springs Coast Offshore WQ Monitoring (n=3); W526: Ed- CHEC-WQ Data Peace, Myakka, Charlotte Harbor & Lemon Bay (n=91); W526: Planning - Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program CMP (n=6).
Alkalinity (bicarbonate as CaCO3, mg/L), alkalinity (carbonate as CaCO3, mg/L), total alkalinity (total hydroxide + carbonate + bicarbonate, mg/L), aluminum (ug/L, ppb, mg/L), ammonia (N, mg/L), arsenic (ug/L), bicarbonate (CaCO3, mg/L), boron (ug/L), calcium (mg/L), organic carbon (mg/L), total organic carbon (mg/L), chloride (mg/L), chlorophyll a (corrected and uncorrected, ug/L), chlorophyll-b (mg/m^3, ug/L), chlorophyll-c (mg/m3, ug/L), cobalt (ug/L), fecal coliform (CFU/100 mL), total coliform (CFU/100 mL), apparent color (PCU), true color (PCU), copper (ug/L), depth (m), depth to water (from measuring point, ft), secchi depth (m), dissolved oxygen (mg/L, %), fluoride (mg/L), gage height (ft), hardness (CaCO3, mg/L), hardness (Ca + Mg, mg/L), iron (ug/L, mg/L), magnesium (mg/L), manganese (mg/L, ug/L), molybdenum (ug/L), nitrate (mg/L), nitrate-nitrite (mg/L), nitrite (mg/L), total nitrogen (mg/L), total kjeldahl nitrogen (mg/L), nitrogen (ammonia as N, mg/L), inorganic nitrogen (mg/L), nitrogen (kjeldahl, mg/L), nitrogen (mixed forms NH3 + NH4 + organic + NO2 + NO3, mg/L), orthophosphate (mg/L), pH, pheophytin a (ug/L), phosphorus as P (mg/L), total phosphorus (mg/L), orthophosphate as P (mg/L), potassium (mg/L), purge volume (gal), residues- filterable (TDS, mg/L), residues- nonfilterable (TSS, mg/L), salinity (ppt, PSU), silica (mg/L), sodium (mg/L), dissolved solids (mg/L), totals suspended solids (mg/L), volatile solids (mg/L), specific conductance (uS/cm, umho/cm), stream stage height (ft, m), strontium (mg/L, ug/L), sulfate (mg/L), sulfide (mg/L), sulfur (sulfate as SO4, mg/L), water temperature (deg. C), transparency (m), turbidity (NTU), total volatile residues (mg/L), water level elevation (relative to NGVD29, ft), zinc (ug/L)
Previous data collection efforts may have been sampled by other agencies (such as FDEP) under standalone projects: Coastal Rivers (P108; formally a standalone project #B121); and Kings Bay (P108; formally a standalone project #W454). Recent data are in FDEP WIN under OrgID 21FLSWFD, loaded with Program 5002. Data for all stations listed in the file SWFWMD_Stations_SEACAR_Jan2021.xlsx can also be downloaded from the SWFWMD EDP System. Unless indicated otherwise, it can be assumed that the sample depth for older data is 0.5 meters of surface water bodies.
grab samples, secchi disk, YSI field meters
Some stations within Managed Areas are no longer active: P108 (1 active; 1 inactive); P529 (44 active); W526 (8 active; 89 inactive)
Data Location
Data Format
FL STORET (code: unknown) and SFWMD's Water Management Information System (WMIS)
Water Column
Recommended Citation
Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). (2020). Southwest Florida Water Management District - Water Quality Monitoring. Updated 02/26/2021. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

indicates priority attributes

Trevor Fagan

Environmental Data Project Manager, Water Quality Monitoring Program, Data Collection Bureau


Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Nutrients, Water Quality, Water Clarity 06/22/22 04:18 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 479.txt
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Cape Haze, Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor, Lemon Bay, Pinellas County, St. Martins Marsh, Nature Coast


Water Column - Nutrients
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data WINData_479.xlsx 03/30/21 01:34 PM View Details
GIS SWFWMD_Stations_SEACAR_Jan2021.xlsx 01/28/21 08:04 AM View Details
Protocols Download instructions for SWFWMD WQ Data (479).docx 01/28/21 08:04 AM View Details