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. Sunny, 5-10N, barometer 772.1, low tide.

19 Dec 10:29 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos. Pcloudy, 0-5 NE, incoming tide.

05 Dec 10:14 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos no ecoli. Sunny, 5-10 SE, barometer 760.7, incoming tide.

25 Nov 11:02 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos. Sunny, 5-10 N, barometer 769.3, outgoing tide.

01 Nov 10:50 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos, Mcloudy, 0-5 NE, barometer 762.5, low tide.

17 Oct 10:06 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi, no phytos, Sunny 0-5 NW, barometer 760.4, outgoing tide.

26 Sep 10:35 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi, no phytos, Pcloudy 5-10 NE, barometer 763.8, incoming tide.

12 Sep 10:00 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos, Ph sensor error, Pcloudy 0-5 SE, incoming tide, barometer 760.0

15 Aug 10:39 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos. Pcloudy, 0-5 NW, barometer 763.3 incoming tide.

01 Aug 10:21 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos. Incoming tide.

18 Jul 10:31 by Dennis Hatfield