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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Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2021-10-07

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

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2021-09-23

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

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2021-08-19

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

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2021-08-05

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

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2021-07-22

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

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2021-07-08

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

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2021-06-24

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

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2021-06-03

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

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2020-09-01

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

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2020-08-13

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