Program Info

Continuous water quality data are collected at three water quality stations (Station ID's: MP1A, MP2B, MP3C) located within the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve and one station in Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve (Station ID: CHWW1) in 15-minute intervals for eight parameters using protocols established by the National Estuarine Research Reserve's System-Wide Monitoring Program. AP continuous WQ protocols and metadata:
water temperature (°C), specific conductivity (mS/cm), salinity (psu), dissolved oxygen percent (%), dissolved oxygen (mg/L), depth (m), pH and turbidity (NTU-6600, FNU-EXO)
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.
presentations, meetings, reports, and online
15-minute data collections at fixed stations using YSI 6600 data sondes with a transition to EXO2's and EXO3's beginning in 2018
Sampling began at MP3C in March 2009
Data Location
Aquatic Preserve Data Portal -
Data Format
.csv (yearly files)
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves. (2022). Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves Continuous Water Quality Monitoring Program. Updated 08/22/2023. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 09/20/23 09:55 PM Download File - Continuous WQ - 512.txt
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Cape Haze, Matlacha Pass


Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data 11/01/18 11:09 AM View Details
GIS APDatasondeSpreadsheet_2020-08-25.xlsx 08/26/20 08:59 AM View Details
GIS APDatasondeSpreadsheet_2020-09-23.xlsx 09/23/20 09:15 AM View Details
GIS APDatasondeSpreadsheet_2021-08-03.xlsx 07/15/21 12:43 PM View Details
GIS APDatasondeSpreadsheet_2021-09.xlsx 07/15/21 12:43 PM View Details
GIS APDatasondeSpreadsheet_2023-02-28.xlsx 03/01/23 12:13 PM View Details
GIS CHAP 08/15/18 06:32 AM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Protocols CHAP Field Instructions for Datasondes.doc 12/07/18 03:36 PM View Details
Protocols Data Download Process for AP Portal Data.docx 09/25/20 01:06 PM View Details
Protocols YSI 6600 Calibration-CHAPs_2010.doc 12/07/18 03:36 PM View Details
Protocols YSI 6600 Datasonde datasheet 3-13.doc 12/07/18 03:36 PM View Details