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Caloosahatchee River

Caloosahatchee River


located within Caloosahatchee Watershed

Associated Names

  • There are no associated names for this body of water.

2019 Fish Advisory In Effect

This water resource has a fish advisory in effect. Please see the Florida Fish Advisories publication.

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters Unnamed River At The End of N Franklin Lock Rd, Lee County
Mouth Tidal Caloosahatchee River
River Length Within Atlases 4 miles

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    Hydrology sampling site
    Closest Rainfall site
    Rainfall sampling site
    Multi-type sampling site
    Other sampling site

    Data Summary

    This water resource is monitored by 42 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 315,217 samples ranging from 12/5/1972 to 8/16/2019. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP - South Regional Operations CenterCALUSA0005FTM
    FDEP - South Regional Operations CenterCALUSA0006FTM
    FDEP - South Regional Operations CenterG3SD0118
    FDEP - South Regional Operations CenterG3SD0119
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET28020019
    FDEP South District Sampling Data28020019
    FDEP South District Sampling Data28020277FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling Data28022004FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataCALUSA0005FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataCALUSA0006FTM
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section29396
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section29397
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section3568
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section42164
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section3568
    LCHCD River SamplingMoore H
    LCHCD River SamplingOrtona
    LCHCD River SamplingR1
    LCHCD River SamplingR2
    LCHCD River SamplingR3
    LCHCD River SamplingR4
    LCHCD River SamplingR5
    LCHCD River SamplingR6
    LCHCD River SamplingR7
    LCHCD River SamplingR8
    Lee County Environmental Laboratory39-GR20
    Lee County Environmental Laboratory468
    Lee County Environmental Laboratory470
    Lee County Environmental Laboratory471
    Lee County Environmental Laboratory472
    Lee County Environmental Laboratory473
    Lee County Environmental LaboratoryCES01BOT
    Lee County Environmental LaboratoryCES01SUR
    SFWMD Legacy Water Quality Sampling DataS79
    SFWMD Water Quality Sampling DataCES01
    SFWMD Water Quality Sampling DataCES02
    SFWMD Water Quality Sampling DataS79
    SFWMD Water Quality Sampling DataS79N
    South Florida Water Management District18245
    South Florida Water Management District4601
    USGS National Water Information System02292010
    USGS National Water Information System02292900

    Watersheds and Drainage Basins

    Watersheds are areas of land with waterways that flow to a common destination. The boundaries between watersheds are elevated areas called divides. In this Atlas, the watersheds are composed of groups of creeks that flow to a single bay or group of bays. Drainage basins are subunits of watersheds and are defined by the main creek that flows through them. CHNEP has five watersheds, named after the bays or river, and 19 drainage basins, named after the creeks. Stormwater improvements to reduce flooding and improve water quality are based on the drainage basin unit. Learn more about watersheds »

    Caloosahatchee River is located within the Caloosahatchee Watershed.

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    Report Water Pollution

    Every one of us contributes pollution to our streams, lakes, bays and oceans. The wastewater, dirt, and debris of our lives eventually drains downstream. Each of us must minimize our contribution to keep our waterways healthy and enjoyable. Some materials are powerful pollutants like raw sewage, petroleum, or pesticides, but even natural, biodegradable plant materials can add nitrogen to water resources and cause algal blooms and fish kills. Please use the information below to assist you in reporting an incident to the correct agency. Learn More about Reporting Pollution »

    To Report Water Pollution:

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    Who to call about environmental concerns and to report environmentally harmful activities. For potentially life threatening emergencies dial 911.

    Concern or Activity Contact(s)
    Dangerous Boating / Accidents

    FWCC, Division of Boating Safety
    1-850-488-5600 (to report an accident) or
    1-888-404-3922 (to report unsafe boating)

    Algal Blooms

    FDEP 1-850-305-3903

    Fish Kill

    FWCC, Fish Kills

    General Concerns/Complaints

    DeSoto, Hardee, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota:
    FDEP Southwest Office, 1-813-470-5700

    Charlotte & Lee:
    FDEP South Office, 1-239-344-5600

    Industrial Waste/Spill

    FDEP State Watch Office

    Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities

    FWCC, Wildlife Violations
    or via cell phone, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier

    Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts

    DeSoto, Hardee, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota:
    FDEP Southwest Office, 1-813-470-5700

    Charlotte & Lee:
    FDEP South Office, 1-239-344-5600

    Aquatic Plant Removal

    Polk County: 1-863-534-7074
    Elsewhere: 1-813-744-6163

    Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading


    Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill

    DeSoto, Hardee, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota:
    FDEP Southwest Office, 1-813-470-5700

    Charlotte & Lee:
    FDEP South Office, 1-239-344-5600

    Source(s): USF Water Institute

    FWCC - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    FDEP - Florida Department of Enviromental Protection

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      Get Involved

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      0 volunteers on Caloosahatchee River have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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