1. Establishing Numeric Nutrient
Criteria in Florida lakes.
(Prof. D.E. Canfield,Jr.)
2. Problems With the Proposed
in Florida lakes.
(Prof. R.W. Bachmann)
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)
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.
...our resources, our responsibility
For more information about
Florida LAKEWATCH, Contact:
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)
Univ. of Florida PO: 110600
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Water Lab (Water Lab Phone: 352-273-3605)
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This page last updated: January 29, 2016