Water-Related News

New from CHNEP: Water quality fact sheets

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The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) conducts water quality monitoring and gathers water quality data from a variety of partners to input into a public Water Atlas database. This database not only provides a readily accessible way to find local sampling results, but also provides water quality and clarity trend information.

In addition to the Water Atlas, the CHNEP is now creating periodic Water Quality Status Fact Sheets - easy-to-understand snapshots of nutrient and bacteria levels (two of the most prevalent types of pollution) in each of the basins in the CHNEP study area. They also include an updated list of verified impaired Outstanding Florida Waters (OFW).

Fact sheets are available for the following basins:

  • Dona and Roberts Bays
  • Lemon Bay
  • Charlotte Harbor Proper
  • Myakka River
  • Peace River
  • Tidal Caloosahatchee River
  • Pine Island Sound
  • Estero Bay
  • To download the most recent fact sheet for a basin, visit the link below.