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 phytos, Mostly cloudy, 5-10 SE, Bar. 763.3, Incoming tide
No Secchi, no phytos, Sunny 10-15 E, Bar 767.7, Outgoing/Neap tide
No Secchi, No Phyto, Partly Cloudy, 5-10 S, Bar 763.7, Outgoing Tide
No Phyto, No Secchi, Sunny to Partly Cloudy, 5-10 S, Bar 762.2, Outgoing Tide
No Secchi, No Phytos, Sunny, 5-10 N, Bar. 765.2, Incoming Tide
No phytos, No secchi, Started readings @8:00 AM, >4" of rain in last 2 days, 0-5 W, bar. 761.9,...
No secchi, No phito, partly cloudy, 5-10 W, 2 Range on Tide, bar 763.7, high tide @10:20 AM
no secchi, no phyto, partly cloudy, 5-10 W, bar 761.6, incoming tide
No secci, No phyto, No bacteria sample due to supply problems, partly cloudy, 10-15 SW, bar 761.4...