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Peace River - Peace Creek Canal Watershed

Peace River - Peace Creek Canal Watershed

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Groundwater Quantity: Aquifer Resource Indicator

Groundwater Quantity

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.

One Year Graph of ARI
Source: SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data
Click here to view a period of record graph for the central, north, and south groundwater regions


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    Water Quality

    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
    APR-JUN 2016 1,420 ug/l No Data Available 123 ug/l 0.04 mg/l 2 2
    JAN-MAR 2016 1,170 ug/l No Data Available 89 ug/l 0.05 mg/l 2 2
    OCT-DEC 2015 1,440 ug/l No Data Available 130 ug/l 0.06 mg/l 2 2
    JUL-SEP 2015 1,265 ug/l No Data Available 143 ug/l 0.08 mg/l 2 2
    APR-JUN 2015 1,035 ug/l No Data Available 138 ug/l 0.05 mg/l 2 2
    JAN-MAR 2015 1,190 ug/l No Data Available 91 ug/l 0.04 mg/l 2 2
    OCT-DEC 2014 1,584 ug/l No Data Available 178 ug/l 0.09 mg/l 3 5
    JUL-SEP 2014 1,680 ug/l No Data Available 198 ug/l 0.12 mg/l 3 4
    APR-JUN 2014 1,453 ug/l No Data Available 227 ug/l 0.16 mg/l 3 6
    JAN-MAR 2014 1,402 ug/l No Data Available 175 ug/l 0.11 mg/l 3 5
    Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
    Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

    Source(s): Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET), FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data, USGS National Water Information System

    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 2016 986 ug/l No Data Available 25 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 37 37
    APR-JUN 2016 1,070 ug/l No Data Available 37 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 46 48
    JAN-MAR 2016 879 ug/l No Data Available 36 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 49 54
    OCT-DEC 2015 934 ug/l No Data Available 36 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 49 59
    JUL-SEP 2015 895 ug/l No Data Available 29 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 49 57
    APR-JUN 2015 993 ug/l No Data Available 30 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 49 56
    JAN-MAR 2015 950 ug/l No Data Available 29 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 52 59
    OCT-DEC 2014 1,073 ug/l No Data Available 28 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 51 53
    JUL-SEP 2014 1,044 ug/l No Data Available 31 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 56 57
    APR-JUN 2014 1,110 ug/l No Data Available 31 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 57 62
    JAN-MAR 2014 1,025 ug/l No Data Available 35 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 55 55
    Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
    Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

    Source(s): LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET, Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, Biological Research Associates , FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET), FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data, FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida), SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data, USGS National Water Information System

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      Stream Flow and Levels

      Stream level and flow data for the Peace River - Peace Creek Canal Watershed. Learn More about Stream Flow »

      Stream Flow and Levels
      River Flows Whole River Range Flows Data by Segment Levels Whole River Range Levels Data By Segment
      Lake Hamilton 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
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Lake Henry 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
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.

      Source(s): Southwest Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida Water Management District, USGS National Water Information System

      Source(s): Not Available
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