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1988 Florida Water Quality Assessment 305(b) Technical Appendix1988doc_pdf8400.3Florida Department of Environmental Protection1019249Introduction contains a summary of Florida water quality and assessment methods. Body of report addresses each basin, with a narrative summary and water quality data for major water bodies in the basin: clarity, DO, oxygen demand, pH, trophic status, coliform, species diversity, condition, flow, WQI. Information on river reaches includes status and trends.1988%20FL%20WQA%20305b%20Technical%20Appendix.pdf8Sarasota
2005-2006 Phillippi Creek Bacteria Study2006doc_pdf574Sarasota County Environmental Services10076592005-2006 Phillippi Creek Bacteria Study by Kathy MeauxMeaux%20Phillippi%20Creek%20Presentation.pdf8Sarasota
303(d) List of Impaired Waters in Florida1998doc_html0Florida Department of Environmental Protection1017033Information about Florida's "303(d) List" which identifies those waters that do not meet minimum standards for water quality according to the provisions of the Clean Water Act.http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/watersheds/assessment/303drule.htm8Sarasota
A Beginner's Guide to Water Management (Circ. 101 - 111)2000doc_html0Florida LAKEWATCH1006436From this page, you can download Florida LAKEWATCH circulars with information about common terms and concepts, nutrients, water clarity, and lake morphometry.http://lakewatch.ifas.ufl.edu/LWcirc.html8Sarasota
A Beginner's Guide to Water Management: Bacteria (Circ. 106)2003doc_pdf1105.4Florida LAKEWATCH1017698This 44-page booklet starts with a brief tutorial on the presence of bacteria in Florida lakes, and the aquatic environment in general, and then quickly turns to the subject that lake users are most interested in: possible sources of bacterial contamination and how to test for it.106_Bacteria.pdf8Sarasota
Annual Average Red Tide Countsmap6168Shows the average level of Karenia brevis counts for the previous full year for each segment within Sarasota County's stratified random monitoring program.redtide078Sarasota
Assessment and Impact of Microbial Fecal Pollution and Human Enteric Pathogens in a Coastal Community2001doc_html0Marine Pollution Bulletin1020483The goals of this study were to assess watersheds impacted by high densities of OSDS (onsite sewage disposal systems) for evidence of fecal contamination and evaluate the occurrence of human pathogens in coastal waters off west Florida. Eleven stations (representing six watersheds) were intensively sampled for microbial indicators of fecal pollution (fecal coliform bacteria, enterococci, Clostridium perfringens and coliphage) and the human enteric pathogens, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and enterovhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X000015218Sarasota
Beach Road Drainage Improvements Feasibility Study2005doc_pdf9621.6Sarasota County Environmental Services1007677In 2004, concentrations of the fecal indicator bacteria groups Enterococcus and fecal coliforms were above state-mandated limits in the gulf, causing a “no swim” advisory to be issued for Siesta Key Beach. A study was initiated to determine the cause of the elevated bacterial counts. Based on the results of a source tracking study, a feasibility study to evaluate various options for disinfection and diversion of stormwater from Siesta Key Beach was conducted.Beach%20Road%20Drainage%20Improvements%20Feasibility%20Study.pdf8Sarasota
Beach Sand May Harbor Disease-Causing E. Coli Bacteria2007doc_pdf121.9Science Daily1022256New evidence has implicated beach sand as a place for E. Coli bacteria to harbor according to scientists at the University of Minnesota.Beach%20Sand%20May%20Harbor%20Disease-Causing%20E.%20Coli%20Bacteria_Science%20Daily_2007.pdf8Sarasota
Beating Bacteria: Identifying & Prioritizing Water Bodies2009doc_pdf8175.1Stormwater Magazine1021955This report describes a new methodology for identifying and prioritizing water bodies with high concentrations of fecal coliform is helping Florida address the problem of elevated bacteria levels.Beating%20Bacteria,%20Stormwater%20Journal-Final%20published[1].pdf8Sarasota