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 phyto, partly cloudy, 5-10 SW, bar. 763.8, incoming tide

25 Jun 11:15 by Lloyd Moore

no secchi, no phytos, sunny, 5-10 N, bar. 764.1, incoming tide

11 Jun 11:52 by Lloyd Moore

no secchi and no phytos, partly cloudy, 10-15W, Bar. 761.1, incoming tide

28 May 11:30 by Lloyd Moore

No secchi or phytos, partly cloudy, 15-20 S, bar 762.2, incoming tide

08 May 11:20 by Lloyd Moore

no secchi and no phytos, partly cloudy, 0-5 S, bar. 763.1, incoming neap tide

12 Mar 10:40 by Lloyd Moore

sunny, 10-15 NW, bar 770.5, incoming tide

27 Feb 10:02 by Lloyd Moore

no secchi, no phytos, partly cloudy, 10-15 NE, bar. 773.6, incoming tide

21 Feb 11:00 by Lloyd Moore

partly cloudy, 5-10 E, bar. 763.5, incoming tide

30 Jan 10:20 by Lloyd Moore

cloudy & fog, 0-5 N, bar. 769.1, incoming neap tide

16 Jan 10:47 by Lloyd Moore

No secchi no phytos. Pcloudy 15-20 SE, barometer 759.0, incoming tide.

02 Jan 10:00 by Dennis Hatfield