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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
    JAN-MAR 2014 1,255 ug/l No Data Available 113 ug/l 0.06 mg/l 2 2
    OCT-DEC 2013 1,840 ug/l No Data Available 217 ug/l 0.17 mg/l 1 1
    JUL-SEP 2013 1,986 ug/l No Data Available 116 ug/l 0.09 mg/l 4 6
    APR-JUN 2013 1,720 ug/l No Data Available 205 ug/l 0.11 mg/l 2 2
    JAN-MAR 2013 2,530 ug/l No Data Available 338 ug/l 0.22 mg/l 1 1
    OCT-DEC 2012 1,270 ug/l No Data Available 115 ug/l 0.03 mg/l 3 5
    JUL-SEP 2012 1,620 ug/l No Data Available 170 ug/l 0.08 mg/l 3 5
    APR-JUN 2012 1,508 ug/l No Data Available 133 ug/l 0.11 mg/l 2 4
    JAN-MAR 2012 1,365 ug/l No Data Available 131 ug/l 0.06 mg/l 2 4
    Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
    Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

    Source(s): Polk County NRD, FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data, South West Florida Water Management District Sampling Data, 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
    JAN-MAR 2014 1,515 ug/l No Data Available 57 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 11 11
    OCT-DEC 2013 1,152 ug/l No Data Available 36 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 46 46
    JUL-SEP 2013 1,078 ug/l No Data Available 31 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 52 57
    APR-JUN 2013 1,247 ug/l No Data Available 38 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 50 50
    JAN-MAR 2013 1,121 ug/l No Data Available 39 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 47 53
    OCT-DEC 2012 1,134 ug/l No Data Available 35 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 52 52
    JUL-SEP 2012 1,146 ug/l No Data Available 32 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 58 66
    APR-JUN 2012 1,219 ug/l No Data Available 36 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 47 49
    JAN-MAR 2012 1,064 ug/l No Data Available 41 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 59 59
    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 NRD, FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data, South West Florida Water Management District Sampling Data, 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
      Peace River 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.
      Peace 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.
      Saddle 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.
      Lake Hamilton Canal In the past 30 days
      No data available
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      down Average water levels are lower than they have been historically.
      Lake Henry Canal In the past 30 days
      No data available
      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): LAKEWATCH, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida Water Management District, USGS National Water Information System

      Source(s): Not Available
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