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Rocky Brushy Creek Watershed

Rocky Brushy 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 1,012 ug/l No Data Available 82 ug/l 0.03 mg/l 11 23
OCT-DEC 2023 865 ug/l No Data Available 140 ug/l 0.05 mg/l 11 23
JUL-SEP 2023 805 ug/l No Data Available 140 ug/l 0.06 mg/l 10 16
APR-JUN 2023 744 ug/l No Data Available 147 ug/l 0.07 mg/l 9 21
JAN-MAR 2023 875 ug/l No Data Available 117 ug/l 0.04 mg/l 11 23
OCT-DEC 2022 933 ug/l No Data Available 64 ug/l 0.04 mg/l 11 23
JUL-SEP 2022 940 ug/l No Data Available 67 ug/l 0.06 mg/l 11 23
APR-JUN 2022 756 ug/l No Data Available 66 ug/l 0.05 mg/l 11 23
JAN-MAR 2022 681 ug/l No Data Available 68 ug/l 0.24 mg/l 11 23
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): Quarterly Routine Water Monitoring, EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring, Hillsborough County Lake Assessments, EPC Water Quality Data, EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports, Hillsborough County Environmental Management Division, LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida), Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer , USGS National Water Information System, Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations Center

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
OCT-DEC 2023 862 ug/l No Data Available 21 ug/l No Data Available 18 23
JUL-SEP 2023 811 ug/l No Data Available 19 ug/l No Data Available 35 73
APR-JUN 2023 891 ug/l No Data Available 20 ug/l No Data Available 29 38
JAN-MAR 2023 782 ug/l No Data Available 19 ug/l No Data Available 38 92
OCT-DEC 2022 770 ug/l No Data Available 21 ug/l No Data Available 37 63
JUL-SEP 2022 767 ug/l No Data Available 21 ug/l No Data Available 38 74
APR-JUN 2022 800 ug/l No Data Available 22 ug/l No Data Available 41 81
JAN-MAR 2022 697 ug/l No Data Available 21 ug/l No Data Available 26 32
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, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data, 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, USGS National Water Information System, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, Florida LAKEWATCH, Southwest Florida Water Management District, FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations Center

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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 Rocky Brushy Creek Watershed. Learn More about Stream Flow »

    River Flows Whole River Range Flows Data by Segment Levels Whole River Range Levels Data By Segment
    Brushy Creek In the past 30 days
    down Average river flow is slower than it has been historically.
    In the past 30 days
    up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
    Rocky 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.

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