Water Quality and Ecosystem Health

Please scroll down for archived reports.

Water Quality Monitoring 
Florida Oceanographic Society in conjunction with the Marine Resources Council has volunteer water quality monitors throughout the St. Lucie River. These volunteers live or work along the banks of the St. Lucie River. Once a week they test the water quality for five parameters; temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and water clarity. This information is posted here each week on Thursday, and can be found below by date. It is also printed in many of our local newspapers.

For water quality reports from 2016 or earlier, please email info@floridaocean.org.
Water Quality Advisories 
Check the current water quality reports for our local waterways and beaches: 
Report Algal Blooms 
If you see blue-green algae or effects of a bloom, please avoid contact with the water and call or email: 
  • To report an algal bloom, call (855) 305-3903 or click here
  • To report a human illness related to an algae bloom, call (800) 222-1222 or email AskEH@FLHealth.gov
  • To report a fish kill or diseased fish, call (800) 636-0511 or click here 
Florida Oceanographic Society 
Water Quality Stations and Resources 
ORCA Kilroy water quality station data - Florida Oceanographic has four water quality stations labeled ‘FOS,’ ‘Sailfish Point,’ ‘Hell’s Gate’ and ‘Willoughby Creek.’ Toggle through the various stations or zoom in on the map and move your cursor over the green arrows to view various stations.
Water Quality Assessment of the St. Lucie River Watershed - Annual assessment from May 2016 to April 2017 by Gary Goforth, P.E., Ph.D.
Salinity Tolerance for Oysters - Current salinities in our estuary are detrimental to oyster populations.