Lemon Bay Basin

The Lemon Bay Basin is located within CHNEP and spans 132.1 square miles. The basin extends from South Venice to the Gasparilla Island Causeway and contains 29 named lakes/ponds, 48 named rivers/streams/canals and 2 named bays/bayous. Due to high amounts of urban land use, the basin has been impacted by stormwater runoff, channelization of natural streams, increase of impervious surfaces, and conversion of natural habitat to other land uses. The tributaries to the estuary have also been transformed by ditching for mosquito control and development activities.

This basin is located within: Lemon 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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1983A1 - LEMON BAY (NORTH SEGMENT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1983A - UPPER LEMON BAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1983A2 - RED LAKES ESTUARY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1983B - LOWER LEMON BAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2030 - ALLIGATOR CREEK (TIDAL SEGMENT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2030A - ALLIGATOR CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2039 - FORKED CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2042 - WOODMERE CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2049 - GOTTFRIED CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2050 - TRIBUTARY TO GOTTFRIED CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2051 - ENGLEWOOD COASTAL DRAINAGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2052 - ROCK CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2067 - OYSTER CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2068 - BUCK CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2072 - DIRECT RUNOFF TO BAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2074B - ALLIGATOR CREEK (TIDAL SEGMENT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2075B - DON PEDRO ISLAND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2075D - MANASOTA KEY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2076 - LEMON CREEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2078A - CORAL CREEK (WEST BRANCH)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2078B - CORAL CREEK (EAST BRANCH)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8054 - GULF OF MEXICO (CHARLOTTE COUNTY; SARASOTA COUNTY)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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