Alachua County Water Resources Monitoring Program
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (ACEPD) has been monitoring water quality in selected streams and lakes throughout Alachua County since the 1970's. The current program includes quarterly sampling of over 40 sites for nutrients, fecal coliform bacteria, inorganic indicators, and flow. Elevated nutrients and increased stormwater flows are some of the main threats to the surface waters in our urban areas. Elevated nutrients are likely from fertilizers running off of lawns and the increased stormwater flows are from impervious areas without stormwater treatment facilities.
ACEPD maintains the data for 5 stream gauging stations and two rainfall gauging stations. Funding for this project is provided by the Gainesville Clean Water Partnership. Hydrologic Data Collection, Inc. maintains the stations and provides the data to ACEPD.
Water quality, stream gauging and rainfall data can be accessed from the map below.
Surface Water Monitoring Stations