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.
- Lat: 30.238225
- Lng: -87.819121
- Waterbody Type: Lake
- Timezone: America/Chicago
no secchi, no phyto, partly cloudy, 5-10 SW, bar. 763.8, incoming tide
no secchi, no phytos, sunny, 5-10 N, bar. 764.1, incoming tide
no secchi and no phytos, partly cloudy, 10-15W, Bar. 761.1, incoming tide
No secchi or phytos, partly cloudy, 15-20 S, bar 762.2, incoming tide
no secchi and no phytos, partly cloudy, 0-5 S, bar. 763.1, incoming neap tide
sunny, 10-15 NW, bar 770.5, incoming tide
no secchi, no phytos, partly cloudy, 10-15 NE, bar. 773.6, incoming tide
partly cloudy, 5-10 E, bar. 763.5, incoming tide
cloudy & fog, 0-5 N, bar. 769.1, incoming neap tide
No secchi no phytos. Pcloudy 15-20 SE, barometer 759.0, incoming tide.