Program Info

Website
http://lakewatch.ifas.ufl.edu/#webcast
Region(s)
NW
Summary
Water quality
Parameters
Total nitrogen (ug/L), total phosphorus (ug/L), chlorophyll a, water clarity (ug), secchi (ft), conductivity (uS & mS), chlorophyll a (ug/L), color (PCU)
Notes
Statewide volunteer monitoring program in 128 gulf coastal areas as well as freshwater rivers, springs, lakes. Mark Hoyer confirmed that their database is set up so that you can send an email requesting just the coastal data. Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance Water Quality Monitoring (contact Brandy Foley) supplies data to Lakewatch.
Application
Publications
Start
2000
End
Current
Frequency
Monthly
Method
grab samples, secchi disk
Discontinuity
Lakewatch started in 1989, but the coastal monitoring started in 2000.
Data Location
STORET/WIN or By Request
Data Format
Excel
Habitats
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
University of Florida (UF); Intitute for Food and Agricultural Services. (2023). Florida LAKEWATCH Program. 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/514
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Mark Hoyer

Director

mvhoyer@ufl.edu

352-273-3611

Christy Horsburgh

Scientific Laboratory Manager

horsburg@ufl.edu

352-273-3625

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Nutrients, Water Quality, Water Clarity 03/27/24 03:40 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 514.txt
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Alligator Harbor, Apalachicola Bay, Apalachicola NERR, Big Bend Seagrasses, Biscayne Bay, Cape Romano-Ten Thousand Islands, Cockroach Bay, Estero Bay, Florida Keys NMS, Fort Pickens, Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor, Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek, Nassau River-St. Johns River Marshes, Pine Island Sound, Pinellas County, Rocky Bayou, Rookery Bay, Rookery Bay NERR, St. Andrews, St. Joseph Bay, St. Joseph Buffer, St. Martins Marsh, Tomoka Marsh, Yellow River Marsh, Nature Coast

Indicators

Indicator
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 LakewatchData_AsOfJan2020.zip 06/11/20 12:13 PM View Details
Data WINData_514.xlsx 03/30/21 01:41 PM View Details
Protocols LAKEWATCH_SOP Updated 6-22-2020_v2.pdf 09/05/19 03:11 PM View Details
Protocols LAKEWATCH_SOP_1-4-16.pdf 09/05/19 03:11 PM View Details