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
  • Lat: 30.238225
  • Lng: -87.819121
  • Waterbody Type: Lake
  • Timezone: America/Chicago

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No secchi, No phytos, Mostly cloudy, 5-10 SE, Bar. 763.3, Incoming tide

07 Oct 10:32 by Lloyd Moore

No Secchi, no phytos, Sunny 10-15 E, Bar 767.7, Outgoing/Neap tide

23 Sep 09:58 by Lloyd Moore

No Secchi, No Phyto, Partly Cloudy, 5-10 S, Bar 763.7, Outgoing Tide

19 Aug 10:00 by Lloyd Moore

No Phyto, No Secchi, Sunny to Partly Cloudy, 5-10 S, Bar 762.2, Outgoing Tide

05 Aug 10:25 by Lloyd Moore

No Secchi, No Phytos, Sunny, 5-10 N, Bar. 765.2, Incoming Tide

22 Jul 10:30 by Lloyd Moore

No phytos, No secchi, Started readings @8:00 AM, >4" of rain in last 2 days, 0-5 W, bar. 761.9, incoming tide

08 Jul 10:15 by Lloyd Moore

No secchi, No phito, partly cloudy, 5-10 W, 2 Range on Tide, bar 763.7, high tide @10:20 AM

24 Jun 11:02 by Lloyd Moore

no secchi, no phyto, partly cloudy, 5-10 W, bar 761.6, incoming tide

03 Jun 11:36 by Lloyd Moore

No secci, No phyto, No bacteria sample due to supply problems, partly cloudy, 10-15 SW, bar 761.4, incoming tide

01 Sep 11:05 by Lloyd Moore

no secchi, no phyto, partly cloudy, 5-10 SE, bar. 762.0, outgoing tide

13 Aug 11:30 by Lloyd Moore