Water Quality

Indian River Lagoon
volunteer monitoring the water
scientist testing the water
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.

View water quality reports

2020 Water Quality Reports

2019 Water Quality Reports

2018 Water Quality Reports 

For water quality reports from 2017 or earlier, please email info@floridaocean.org.


Check the current water quality reports for our local waterways and beaches: 

If you see blue-green algae or effects of a bloom, please avoid contact with the water and call or email: 

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) 

  • To report an algal bloom, call (855) 305-3903 or click here

Florida Department of Health (FDoH) 

  • To report a human illness related to an algae bloom, call (800) 222-1222 or email AskEH@FLHealth.gov

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) 

  • To report a fish kill or diseased fish, call (800) 636-0511 or click here 

Florida Oceanographic Society