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Florida's Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring

Check out our WebCasts!
(USEPA Numeric Nutrient Standards for Florida)

What is Florida LAKEWATCH?
Downloadable LAKEWATCH Data
Nutrient Zone Maps

The Florida LAKEWATCH Team

LW SOP 2013
Vol Monit Data Comp
2002 2012

Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletters
  2013 Fish Report
Fish Publ. 2011
Bathymetric Maps
2005 Data Report

Florida LAKEWATCH Brochures/Circulars
LAKEWATCH Aquatic Bird Survey
Publications Using
Hydrilla Rpt 2005
AquiferWatch (V 58)

Florida Atlas of Lakes: a Web Site for Lake Volunteers

Read the new
Florida LAKEWATCH Newsletter

(Vol 71, Dec., 2015)

Florida Lake Types

1. Coastal Dune Lakes
(Walton Co.)

Lakewatch Chats:

1. Establishing Numeric Nutrient
Criteria in Florida lakes.
(Prof. D.E. Canfield,Jr.)

2. Problems With the Proposed
(now adopted)
Numeric Nutrient Criteria
in Florida lakes.
(Prof. R.W. Bachmann)

Volunteers Meetings

You Are Invited

County Meetings
 for Volunteers

Want to be a

Data Sheets for Volunteers:
  Fresh Water     Saline

How do data from volunteer sampling compare with professionals?

Want to help by
Donating to LAKEWATCH?

Web Site Map

Do You Know?

Between 1986 and 2012 our Florida LAKEWATCH volunteers sampled, in 59 counties, a total of: 2278 water bodies, including 1572 lakes, 339 coastal sites, 356 river sites, and 11 springs!

Sampled in 2013: 777 water bodies: 500 lakes, 128 coastal sites,149 river/spring sites. Sampling continues and data can be downloaded.

Maps of sampling sites (Source)
Coastal Sites
Lake Sites
River/spring Sites
Sampling sites shown on Florida Nutrient Zones for
1) Total Nitrogen
2) Total Phosphorus.
Sampling sites shown for:
Water Management Districts

Water Sample Collection Centers

Water Sample Pickup Dates

Read our findings : Survey of toxic algal (microcystin) distribution in Florida lakes. by D.L. Bigham, M.V. Hoyer and D. E. Canfield, Jr. (2009)

We have 3 recent journal articles on Numeric Nutrient Criteria in Florida Lakes (Lake and Reservoir Manage. Vol 28, March, 2012).

You can find information on aquatic plants from UF's Center for Aquatic Plants Library (CAIP)

Learn more: about LAKEWATCH and Fishing for Success, including awards won; about lakes, lake management and aquatic ecology; and links to other related sites.



Florida's Lakes

...our resources, our responsibility




For more information about Florida LAKEWATCH, Contact:

University of Florida  IFAS, School of Forest Resources and Conservation

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

7922 NW 71st Street 
Gainesville, FL 32653
Toll Free Message Line: 1-800-LAKEWATCH (525-3928) 
Phone: 352/392-4817 
Fax: 352/392-4902 
Univ. of Florida PO: 110600



Driving Directions and Map to FAS and Florida LAKEWATCH Water Lab (Water Lab Phone: 352-273-3605)

Webmaster: Marilyn D. Bachmann
Webmaster e-mail: mdbach@ufl.edu

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