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Apopka Beauclair Canal

Apopka Beauclair Canal

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located within Ocklawaha River Watershed

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Description

Explore general as well as scientific information about the movement, chemistry and biology of area surface water environments.

The data on this page are designed to give you a picture of the total health of this waterbody. Click the "Learn More" text to learn more about each parameter shown and how it indicates Water Quality.

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Water Quality Index

Water Quality Index (WQI) is an average of 5 different parameters giving a river a good (0-45), fair (45-60), or poor (60+) rating. Learn more about the Water Quality Index »

 

Whole River Range

Data by River Segment

0 - 62
- Poor
Jul-Sep 2019

WQI Data Table and Graph

 

Nutrient Chemistry

Although present in all surface waters, nutrients are among the leading causes of degradation of Florida water resources. Learn more about nutrient chemistry »

Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
Total Nitrogen (TN) 2,134.4 ug/l
4/16/2019 1:03:00 PM
Source: SJRWMD Water Quality Data
20.0 - 19,010.9 ug/L
6/4/1973 - 4/16/2019
985 samples
Total Phosphorus (TP) 15.2 ug/L
4/16/2019 1:03:00 PM
Source: SJRWMD Water Quality Data
1.0 - 2,800.0 ug/L
6/4/1973 - 4/16/2019
1,663 samples
Chlorophyll a,
uncorrected for
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23.6 ug/L
4/16/2019 1:03:00 PM
Source: SJRWMD Water Quality Data
0.6 - 83,290.0 ug/L
6/9/1975 - 4/16/2019
884 samples
Chlorophyll a,
corrected for
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20.5 ug/L
4/16/2019 1:03:00 PM
Source: SJRWMD Water Quality Data
0.7 - 240.1 ug/L
10/19/1977 - 4/16/2019
587 samples

    Water Clarity

    Water clarity or turbidity measures the degree to which light is blocked because the water is cloudy or contains suspended particles, such as algae. Water clarity is one indicator of a waterbody's ability to sustain plants and wildlife. Learn more about water clarity »

     

    Whole River Range

    Data by River Segment

    As of 8/26/2015:

    down Average turbidity is lower than it has been historically.

    Clarity Data Table and Graph

     

      Bacteria

      The currently used bacterial indicators for recreational waters include total coliform, fecal coliform and enterococcus. Indicator organisms themselves are not necessarily pathogenic but their presence "indicates" or suggests recent contamination by human sewage or other waste which may result in human illness. Sources of contamination include storm water runoff, sewage overflows and feces from wild and domestic animals. Learn more about bacteria »

      Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
      Fecal Coliform 181 CFU/100ml
      9/27/2018 10:50:00 AM
      Source: Orange County Surface Water Quality
      0 - 1,560 CFU/100ml
      10/30/1973 - 9/27/2018
      174 samples
      Total Coliform 2,420 CFU/100ml
      8/26/2015
      Source: Lake County Surface Water Quality
      0 - 8,300 CFU/100ml
      10/30/1973 - 8/26/2015
      116 samples
      Enterococcus 64 CFU/100ml
      2/15/2012
      Source: FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section
      64 - 310 CFU/100ml
      9/11/2000 - 2/15/2012
      11 samples

        Dissolved Oxygen

        Dissolved Oxygen (DO) is one of the most important indicators of water quality. It is essential for the survival of fish and other aquatic organisms. Learn more about dissolved oxygen »

        Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
        Dissolved Oxygen 7.6 mg/l
        4/16/2019 1:03:00 PM
        Source: SJRWMD Water Quality Data
        0.0 - 16.0 mg/l
        6/4/1973 - 4/16/2019
        965 samples

          Salinity

          Salinity measures the amount of salts dissolved in water. An estuary can exhibit a change in salinity throughout its length as fresh water entering from the tributaries mixes with seawater from the ocean. Learn more about salinity »
          Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
          Salinity 0.2 ppt
          1/31/2018 10:40:00 AM
          Source: FDEP - Central Regional Operations Center
          0.2 - 0.4 ppt
          9/11/2000 - 1/31/2018
          72 samples

          Impaired Waters

          The Impaired Waters Data is the most recent available data from FDEP, but it may not reflect the current FDEP impaired list. These data are updated when and as soon as they are made available from FDEP.

          This waterbody is not impaired according to the Impaired Waters Rule (IWR) Chapter 62-303 F.A.C.. Impairment is a status given to waters that are not supporting their designated uses for a particular analyte. All water resources in this county are designated as Class III waters. Class III waters are considered recreational use waters, which means that the water should be fishable and swimmable. Class II waters are for shellfish propagation and harvesting. Class I waters are considered potable (drinkable) water supplies. Learn more about impaired waters »

          Pollutants

          This waterbody has no known pollutants.

           

           

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