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 5-10 SE barometer 763.0 outgoing tide.

20 Sep 11:02 by Dennis Hatfield

15L no secchi no phytos.

06 Sep 09:45 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos.

28 Aug 11:06 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos. Sunny 5-10 SE incoming tide barometer 760.9.

26 Jul 10:50 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos. Pcloudy 0-5 SW incoming tide barometer 763.5.

12 Jul 10:00 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos. Pcloudy 10-15 W barometer 762.9.

28 Jun 10:45 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos. Pcloudy 0-5 W incoming (neap) tide barometer 760.1.

21 Jun 10:21 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos. PCloudy 0-5 S barometer 761.9 incoming tide.

31 May 11:26 by Dennis Hatfield

No secchi no phytos. Sunny 5-10 SE barometer 759.0 incoming tide.

17 May 10:31 by Dennis Hatfield

No phytos no secchi.

03 May 11:02 by Dennis Hatfield