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DRINKABLE

Surface water (cyanotoxins)
  1. EPA Guidelines for 10-day Exposure Risks
  2. New EPA cyanotoxin monitoring requirements resulting from the Fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule
  3. Results of LCU monitoring of the Olga Plant and results from other PWS in SW Florida

Groundwater
  1. Contaminant thresholds
  2. Selected monitoring results by the agencies, CWK

Advocacy, Events, Education



SWIMABLE AND FISHABLE

Cyanotoxins
  1. EPA Guidelines for 10-day Recreational Exposure Risks
  2. CWK monitoring overview
  3. CWK sampling locations and results
  4. Reporting algal blooms to FDEP
  5. How does nitrogen affect harmful algal blooms?

Enteric Bacteria
  1. CWK program overview (event sampling, periodic compliance monitoring), SOPs
  2. CWK sampling locations and results for E. coli and Enteroccoci

Freshwater Fish Consumption Guidelines
  1. 2017 Florida Fish Advisories

Water Quality
  1. Ranger CWK Zone sampling station maps and results
  2. Event sampling and results, mostly DO, temperature and salinity

Wildlife and Resource Monitoring and Reporting
  1. Program overview, objectives and reporting contacts (Ranger Resource document)
  2. Seagrass (Citizen Seagrass Monitoring)
  3. Wildlife
  4. Monthly CWK Coastal Angler Report

Advocacy Events and Education


RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT


C-43 WEST RESERVOIR

The C-43 West Reservoir is an above-ground, water storage project that will cover 9,000 acres in western Hendry County. As conceived, the C-43 reservoir will provide some excess wet season water storage capacity when the Caloosahatchee River has too much fresh water. However, its primary function would be to augment flows to the Caloosahatchee Estuary when during the dry seasons, the estuary becomes too saline. The primary problem with the project is that its lacks a water quality component. When the weather warms, the C-43 reservoir will become an incubator for harmful algae blooms (HABs), more commonly know as blue/green algae.
Links:
- CWK Position Paper
- Presentation 1 (History)
- Presentation 2 (Technical)
- Presentation 3 (Context)
- Algae Issue


BILLY'S CREEK


CAPE CORAL SPREADER CANAL


OXBOWS

After the Caloosahatchee was channelized by projects beginning in 1880 and ending in 1960, water flowed directly down the straight, deepened river whose vertical shores are without littoral habitat. Today the oxbows of the Caloosahatchee are those historic, remnant meanders of the oiriginal river. They represent the only productive aquatic, habitat left in the riverene system suitable to serve these same critical functions. Since 1996 Calusa Waterkeeper has worked to document and restore the oxbows:
- Presentation 1
- Abstract 1 (Summary)
- Thesis 1 (Full Thesis)
- Poster 1 (Restoration)
- Poster 2 (Oxbow 24)
- Poster 3 (Oxbow 32)
- Poster 4 (Nature Park Oxbow)
- Report 1 (2001)
- More Links

Calusa Waterkeeper is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Caloosahatchee River & Estuary, Lake Okeechobee, Nicodemus Slough, Charlotte Harbor, Estero Bay, the near-shore waters of Lee County, and their watersheds, through education and promotion of responsible use and enjoyment by all people.
Contact us
239-444-8584
info@CalusaWaterkeeper.org
Address
P.O. Box 1165
Ft. Myers, FL 33902
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CRCA "Riverwatch" is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Caloosahatchee River and its watershed, through education and promotion of responsible use and enjoyment by all people.



Contact us
239-245-9954
riverwatch@caloosahatchee.org



Address
P.O. Box 2199
LaBelle, FL 33935

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Copyright © 2015 Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association, Inc.


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