Gator Lake

Gator Lake

Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

Site 5- Gator Lake is a small black water lake in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. It is fed freshwater by the surficial aquifer and swale runoff from ridge and swale topography to the west. It is also connected to Little Lagoon by a small bayou which allows salt water to create brackish conditions from time to time. When we asked for permission to access our Site 4-SW in the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge via pine Beach Road we agreed to sample the Lake and record physical parameters and bacteria levels. Bacteria levels can be quite high in the lake which is no surprise given the amount of wildlife in the BNWR and proximity of the Lake to a significant rookery.

Location created by
Dennis Hatfield

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No secchi, No phyto, Partly cloudy, 10-15 E, Bar. 763.5, Outgoing tide

16 Sep 10:00 by Lloyd Moore

Tannin brown, No secchi, No phyto, Partly cloudy, 0-5 E, Bar. 760.5, Incoming tide

01 Sep 09:58 by Lloyd Moore

No secchi, No phyto, Mostly cloudy, 5-10 S, Bar. 764.3, Outgoing tide

20 Aug 10:35 by Lloyd Moore

No secchi, No phyto, Partly cloudy, 10-15 S, Bar. 762.1, Incoming tide

04 Aug 10:18 by Lloyd Moore

No secchi, No phyto, Sunny, 5-10 S, Bar 763.9, Outgoing tide

23 Jul 10:25 by Lloyd Moore

No secchi, No phyto, .13" of rain before start, Partly cloudy, 5-10 SW, Bar 762.1, Outgoing neap tide

07 Jul 10:17 by Lloyd Moore

No phyto, No secchi, Sunny, 0-5 N, Bar 760.7, Incoming tide

18 Jun 09:50 by Lloyd Moore

No secchi, No phyto, Sunny, 0-5 NE, Bar. 759.1, Incoming tide

02 Jun 09:44 by Lloyd Moore

No secchi, No phyto, Sunny, 10-15 S, Bar . 762.9, Incoming tide

21 May 09:40 by Lloyd Moore

No phyto, No secchi, Partly cloudy, 5-10 S, Bar 762.4, Incoming tide

05 May 10:52 by Lloyd Moore