Water Quality and Ecosystem Health

 
 
Algal Blooms & Fish Kills
 
Click Here for current information about algal blooms by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 
 
Please avoid contact with the water and report blue-green algae blooms to the Department of Environmental Protection, 855-305-3903.
 
Report fish kills and abnormal fish behavior to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 1-800-636-0511.
 
You can also post photos and report algae blooms to the TCPalm Facebook page or email indianriverlagoon@scripps.com.
 
 
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 archived water quality reports, please email info@floridaocean.org.
 
 
Resources
 
NEW - 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. 
 
Water Advisory - The Health Department urges residents to avoid contact with the water near the Roosevelt Bridge.
 
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.
 
 
 

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