Once a shifting interconnection between the Gulf of Mexico and Big Sarasota Pass, Bayou Louise now provides a protected area for the boat-owning homeowners along its banks on Siesta Key. This bayou is included in the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and is a SWFWMD SWIM waterbody.
Bay Conditions Reports give a quick assessment of the water quality in a bay during a particular year by examining three important indicators of nutrient pollution: chlorophyll a, nitrogen and phosphorus.
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