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Kissimmee River - Above Lake Hatchineha Watershed

Kissimmee River - Above Lake Hatchineha 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 2014 1,633 ug/l No Data Available 53 ug/l No Data Available 2 2
    JAN-MAR 2014 1,744 ug/l No Data Available 77 ug/l No Data Available 5 5
    OCT-DEC 2012 980 ug/l No Data Available 24 ug/l No Data Available 1 1
    JUL-SEP 2012 960 ug/l No Data Available 23 ug/l No Data Available 1 1
    Five Year Seasonal Graph
    Five Year Graph of All Samples

    Source(s): FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET, FDEP Central District Water Quality Data, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data, FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data, South Florida Water Management District, 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
    APR-JUN 2014 1,733 ug/l No Data Available 73 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 4 4
    JAN-MAR 2014 1,846 ug/l No Data Available 56 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 5 5
    OCT-DEC 2013 1,388 ug/l No Data Available 30 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 6 8
    JUL-SEP 2013 1,284 ug/l No Data Available 30 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 5 7
    APR-JUN 2013 1,250 ug/l No Data Available 34 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 6 9
    JAN-MAR 2013 1,474 ug/l No Data Available 37 ug/l 0 mg/l 6 8
    OCT-DEC 2012 1,488 ug/l No Data Available 33 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 5 6
    JUL-SEP 2012 1,517 ug/l No Data Available 29 ug/l 0 mg/l 7 10
    APR-JUN 2012 1,453 ug/l No Data Available 35 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 6 8
    JAN-MAR 2012 1,349 ug/l No Data Available 34 ug/l 0.01 mg/l 7 8
    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, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data, FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data, South Florida Water Management District, South West Florida Water Management 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 Kissimmee River - Above Lake Hatchineha 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
      No Data Available

      Source(s): Not Available

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