Program Info

Website
https://floridadep.gov/fco/aquatic-preserve/locations/matlacha-pass-aquatic-preserve
Region(s)
SW
Summary
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 two stations in Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve (Station ID's: CHWW1, CHEW1) 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: https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Parameters
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)
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 with a transition to EXO2's and EXO3's beginning in 2018
Discontinuity
Sampling began at MP3C in March 2009, CHWW1 in May 2021, and CHEW1 in January 2024. Hurricane Ian knocked over MP1A, MP2B, and CHWW1 stations 09/28/2022. CHWW1 was reestablished in May 2023, and MP1A and MP2B were reestablished January 2024.
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); Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves. (2023). Charlotte Harbor 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/512
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Melynda Brown

Southwest Florida Aquatic Preserves Manager

Melynda.A.Brown@FloridaDEP.gov

941-575-5861

Kayla J. Hayes

Environmental Specialist II

Kayla.J.Hayes@FloridaDEP.gov

941-575-5861

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 07/08/24 12:57 PM Download File - Continuous WQ - 512.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Cape Haze, Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor, Matlacha Pass

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data MPAP_Oct_2018.zip 11/01/18 11:09 AM View Details
GIS APCWQ_DatasondeSites_20240229.xlsx 02/29/24 03:19 PM View Details
GIS CHAP datasondes.zip 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