State of Florida

Water Quality Status

Finding information about various water quality conditions can be confusing.  Not only are there many types of contamination, but there are multiple public agencies in Florida with different roles overseeing freshwater and coastal systems. Below are links to some of the key monitoring sites on the most common issues:

Red Tide Status

Red Tide Alerts

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

Monitoring for Karenia brevis

Florida Algal Bloom Dashboard

Algal Bloom Dashboard

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) 

Monitoring for Cyanobacteria species

Florida Healthy Beaches

Healthy Beaches Status

Florida Department of Health (FDOH)

Monitoring for Fecal Indicator Bacteria

Our Independent Monitoring

Calusa Waterkeeper currently performs monthly prioritized testing for Fecal Indicator Bacteria, and occasionally Cyanobacteria, in Southwest Florida. Our rangers are trained in sampling collection protocols and are unpaid volunteers.

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