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: Unknown
  • Timezone: America/Chicago

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Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2018-04-05

No secchi no phytos. Sunny 0-5 NE barometer 767.2 incoming tide.

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2018-03-22

No secchi no phytos. Sunny 5-10 N incoming tide barometer 771.2.

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2018-03-08

No scchi no phytos. Pcloudy 10-15W barometer 767.5 incoming tide.

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2018-02-22

No secchi no phytos. Pcloudy 10-15 SE incoming tide barometer 770.8.

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2018-02-08

No secchi no phytos. Pcloudy 5-10 NE barometer 772.3 incoming tide.

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2018-01-09

No secchi no phytos.

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2017-12-21

No secchi no phytos. Sunny 5-10 SE low tide barometer 764.4.

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2017-12-01

No secchi no phytos. Mcloudy 5-10 N 765.6 barometer incoming tide.

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2017-11-16

No secchi no phytos. Pink smear on agar plate.

Gator Lake : Gator Lake

Observed on
2017-11-09

No secchi no phytos. Battery problem with probe.