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Lower Sweetwater Creek Watershed

Lower Sweetwater Creek Watershed

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Explore general as well as scientific information about the movement, chemistry and biology of area surface and ground water environments.

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Water Quality

The following data are summarized as seasonal average values for lake and river sampling locations located within the watershed. While these data are useful to serve as a general picture of watershed health, these data must be viewed with caution because these samples have been taken from ecologically different water resources.

Rivers:
Samples from most rivers located in this watershed are averaged as part of these data summaries.
Season Total Nitrogen Nitrate (NO3) Total Phosphorus Orthophosphate Number of Sample Stations Number of Samples
JAN-MAR 2024 664 ug/l No Data Available 102 ug/l 0.02 mg/l 4 10
OCT-DEC 2023 692 ug/l No Data Available 140 ug/l 0.05 mg/l 4 10
JUL-SEP 2023 765 ug/l No Data Available 160 ug/l 0.1 mg/l 4 7
APR-JUN 2023 753 ug/l No Data Available 151 ug/l 0.06 mg/l 4 10
JAN-MAR 2023 598 ug/l No Data Available 88 ug/l 0.04 mg/l 4 10
OCT-DEC 2022 787 ug/l No Data Available 66 ug/l 0.03 mg/l 4 10
JUL-SEP 2022 878 ug/l No Data Available 83 ug/l 0.08 mg/l 4 10
APR-JUN 2022 598 ug/l No Data Available 90 ug/l 0.08 mg/l 4 10
JAN-MAR 2022 1,316 ug/l No Data Available 68 ug/l 0.05 mg/l 4 10
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring, EPC Water Quality Data, EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports, LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer , USGS National Water Information System, Hillsborough County Environmental Services Division, Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County

Lakes:
Samples from most lakes located in this watershed are averaged as part of these data summaries.
Season Total Nitrogen Nitrate (NO3) Total Phosphorus Orthophosphate Number of Sample Stations Number of Samples
JUL-SEP 2023 528 ug/l No Data Available 14 ug/l No Data Available 3 6
APR-JUN 2023 500 ug/l No Data Available 11 ug/l No Data Available 3 3
JAN-MAR 2023 678 ug/l No Data Available 22 ug/l No Data Available 3 9
OCT-DEC 2022 720 ug/l No Data Available 23 ug/l No Data Available 3 6
JUL-SEP 2022 537 ug/l No Data Available 24 ug/l No Data Available 3 3
APR-JUN 2022 632 ug/l No Data Available 16 ug/l No Data Available 3 9
JAN-MAR 2022 613 ug/l No Data Available 23 ug/l No Data Available 3 3
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available No Data Available

Source(s): Hillsborough County Lake Assessments, EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports, Hillsborough County Environmental Management Division, LAKEWATCH Supplemental Water Quality Sampling, LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida), SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (Ken Romie), SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data, Hillsborough County Environmental Services Division, Florida LAKEWATCH

  • Water Quality Sampling Locations - View a map showing the point locations of water quality monitoring stations which collect data being presented on the Water Atlas.
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Groundwater Quantity: Aquifer Resource Indicator

Southwest Florida Water Management District calculates the Aquifer Resource Indicator (ARI) for their three groundwater regions each month. The ARI was created to provide the public with a gauge of groundwater levels in their area, so they can develop an understanding of the severity and cycles of drought and recovery. The three regions include: North (Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion, and Sumter counties), Central (Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk counties), and South (Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, and Sarasota counties). Learn More about the Aquifer Resource Indicator >>

To determine the ARI for a region, each well is compared weekly to its respective low-normal value and the difference is calculated. The weekly differences are reduced to a monthly value for all monitoring wells within a region, and the resulting ARI value represents how far water levels in the aquifer must rise or fall to reach their respective low-normal values.

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Source: SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data


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    Stream Flow and Levels

    Stream level and flow data for the Lower Sweetwater Creek Watershed. Learn More about Stream Flow »

    River Flows Whole River Range Flows Data by Segment Levels Whole River Range Levels Data By Segment
    Henry Street Canal In the past 30 days
    NO DATA
    Recent river flow data is unavailable.
      No data table or graph available
    In the past 30 days
    down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
    Sweetwater Creek In the past 30 days
    down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
    In the past 30 days
    down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
    Channel G In the past 30 days
    down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
    In the past 30 days
    down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.

    Source(s): Not Available

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