Estero Bay Basin

The Estero Bay Basin is located within CHNEP and spans 359.6 square miles. The basin contains 46 named lakes/ponds, 17 named rivers/streams/canals and 2 named bays/bayous. Estero Bay is the first Aquatic Preserve in Florida. The western border consists of a chain of barrier islands. The Estero Bay Basin has significant freshwater inputs from small rivers and weak tidal exchange due to the restricted size of the four main inlets. Although the estuary is separated from the Charlotte Harbor estuary, it does receive water indirectly from the Caloosahatchee River through San Carlos Bay.

This basin is located within: Estero Bay Watershed

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CHNEP's Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) identified four action plans: water quality improvement; hydrological restoration; fish, wildlife, and habitat improvement; and public engagement. Click on the interactive maps below to view data associated with these goals and actions.

Water Quality Snapshot

The Water Quality Snapshot compares the most current water quality data to applicable water quality standards for Chlorophyll a, Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Bacteria, and Dissolved Oxygen to provide a snapshot of how a waterbody is doing. Water quality standards are outlined in Florida Administrative Code 62-302 for fresh/marine waterbodies of different types and uses. A Water Body Identification number (WBID) is an assessment unit that is intended to represent Florida’s waterbodies at the watershed or sub-watershed scale. The assessment units are drainage basins, lakes, lake drainage areas, springs, rivers and streams, segments of rivers and streams, coastal, bay and estuarine waters in Florida.

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3258C2 - MULLOCK CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258A1 - ESTERO BAY WETLANDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258BA - 3258BA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258BB - 3258BB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258C4 - MULLOCK CREEK (MARINE SEGMENT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258C5 - FIDDLESTICKS CANAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258C6 - SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258C7 - GATOR LAKE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258D1 - ESTERO RIVER (MARINE SEGMENT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258D3 - ESTERO RIVER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258D4 - HALFWAY CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258EA - 3258EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258EB - IMPERIAL RIVER (MARINE SEGMENT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258EC - IMPERIAL RIVER BELOW STRUCTURE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258ED - LEITNER CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258EE - KEHL CANAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258EF - UPPER CORKSCREW MARSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258EG - ROSEMARY CANAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258F - OAK CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258G1 - TEN MILE CANAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258H3 - SPRING CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258HA - 3258HA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258HB - 3258HB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258I - ESTERO BAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3258X - THE LAKES PARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8060 - GULF OF MEXICO (LEE COUNTY; ESTERO BAY)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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