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Estero River

Estero River


located within Estero Bay Watershed

Associated Names

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

Tidal Stream Assessment

Learn more about the bathymetric mapping, vegetation survey, and habitat assessment performed on this tidal stream.

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters Unnamed Canal To The East of Three Oaks Pkwy, Lee County
Mouth Estero Bay
River Length Within Atlases 8 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 32 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 387,868 samples ranging from 8/24/1962 to 4/26/2020. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring NetworkEBERS2
    FDEP - Charlotte Harbor Aquatic PreservesEBERS2
    FDEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic/Buffer Preserves Sampling DataEBERS2
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET28020081
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET28020082
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET28020083
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET28020084
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET28020189
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET28020196
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET28020197
    FDEP South District Sampling Data28020081
    FDEP South District Sampling Data28020262FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling Data28020343FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling Data47A-15GR
    FDEP South District Sampling DataEVRGWC0066FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataEVRGWC0123FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataEVRGWC0124FTM
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section14165
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section14186
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section40006
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section40773
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section40782
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section47571
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section51580
    Lee County Environmental Laboratory47A-15GR
    Lee County Environmental Laboratory47A-28GR
    Lee County Environmental Laboratory47A-4GR
    SFWMD Water Quality Sampling DataESTERO
    USGS National Water Information System02291580
    USGS National Water Information System02291597
    USGS National Water Information System02291600
    USGS National Water Information System262604081481001

    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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      1 volunteer on Estero River has submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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