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.
Check the current water quality reports for our local waterways and beaches:
- Martin County Water Quality
- St. Lucie County Water Quality
- Beach Conditions Hotline - (772) 229-2850
- Healthy Beaches Sampling Report
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
- To report algae or other water quality issues, email WaterData@FloridaOcean.org
- 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.
- FAU LOBO water quality station data
- 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.