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Lake Gordon (Alturas)

Gordon, Lake (Alturas)

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located within Peace River - Peace Creek Canal Watershed

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Overall Trophic State Index

"Trophic" means "relating to nutrition." The Trophic State Index (TSI) takes into account chlorophyll, nitrogen, and phosphorus, which are nutrients required by plant life. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) uses this information to determine a rating for the waterbody. Learn more about the Trophic State Index »

Water Quality Index
Latest Value Limiting Nutrient Historic Range Additional Information
43 (Good)
8/13/2012
Source: South West Florida Water Management District Sampling Data
NITROGEN 41 (Good) - 60 (Fair)
8/8/2001 - 8/13/2012
16 samples
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Water Quality Trophic State Index Trophic State Classification
GOOD0 - 59Oligotrophic through Mid-Eutrophic
FAIR60 - 69Mid-Eutrophic through Eutrophic
POOR70 - 100Hypereutrophic
 
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    Nutrient Chemistry

    Although present in all surface waters, nutrients are among the leading causes of degradation of Florida water resources. Learn more about nutrient chemistry »

    Nutrient Chemistry
    Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
    Total Nitrogen (TN) 1,020.0 ug/l
    8/13/2012
    Source: South West Florida Water Management District Sampling Data
    1,020.0 - 2,510.0 ug/L
    8/8/2001 - 8/13/2012
    18 samples
    Total Phosphorus (TP) 245.0 ug/L
    8/13/2012
    Source: South West Florida Water Management District Sampling Data
    53.1 - 304.0 ug/L
    8/8/2001 - 8/13/2012
    18 samples
    Chlorophyll a,
    uncorrected for
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    2.2 ug/L
    2/15/2005
    Source: SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data
    2.2 - 9.4 ug/L
    8/8/2001 - 2/15/2005
    3 samples
    Chlorophyll a,
    corrected for
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    1.2 ug/L
    2/15/2005
    Source: SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data
    1.2 - 16.7 ug/L
    8/8/2001 - 8/13/2012
    16 samples
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      Water Clarity

      Water clarity or turbidity measures the degree to which light is blocked because the water is cloudy or contains suspended particles, such as algae. Water clarity is one indicator of a waterbody's ability to sustain plants and wildlife. Learn more about water clarity »

      Water Clarity
      Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
      Secchi Depth 1.0 ft
      8/13/2012
      Source: South West Florida Water Management District Sampling Data
      0.7 - 3.3 ft
      8/8/2001 - 8/13/2012
      18 samples
      Turbidity 8.4 NTU
      8/13/2012
      Source: South West Florida Water Management District Sampling Data
      2.1 NTU - 36.3 NTU
      8/8/2001 - 8/13/2012
      18 samples
      Light Attenuation NO DATA NO DATA NO DATA
       
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        Bacteria

        The currently used bacterial indicators for recreational waters include total coliform, fecal coliform and enterococcus. Indicator organisms themselves are not necessarily pathogenic but their presence "indicates" or suggests recent contamination by human sewage or other waste which may result in human illness. Sources of contamination include storm water runoff, sewage overflows and feces from wild and domestic animals. Learn more about bacteria »

        Bacteria
        Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
        Fecal Coliform 24 CFU/100ml
        8/8/2001
        Source: SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data
        24 - 24 CFU/100ml
        8/8/2001 - 8/8/2001
        1 samples
        Total Coliform 44 CFU/100ml
        8/8/2001
        Source: SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data
        44 - 44 CFU/100ml
        8/8/2001 - 8/8/2001
        1 samples
        Enterococcus NO DATA NO DATA NO DATA
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          Dissolved Oxygen

          Dissolved Oxygen (DO) is one of the most important indicators of water quality. It is essential for the survival of fish and other aquatic organisms. Learn more about dissolved oxygen »

          Additional Parameters
          Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
          Dissolved Oxygen 6.2 mg/l
          8/13/2012
          Source: South West Florida Water Management District Sampling Data
          1.8 - 10.7 mg/l
          8/8/2001 - 8/13/2012
          45 samples
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            Impaired Waters

            The Impaired Waters Data is the most recent available data from FDEP, but it may not reflect the current FDEP impaired list. These data are updated when and as soon as they are made available from FDEP.

            Pollution

            This waterbody is not impaired according to the Impaired Waters Rule (IWR) Chapter 62-303 F.A.C.. Impairment is a status given to waters that are not supporting their designated uses for a particular analyte. All water resources in this county are designated as Class III waters. Class III waters are considered recreational use waters, which means that the water should be fishable and swimmable. Class II waters are for shellfish propagation and harvesting. Class I waters are considered potable (drinkable) water supplies. Learn more about impaired waters »

            Pollutants

            This waterbody has no known pollutants.

             
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