Little Lagoon NW

Little Lagoon

Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

Site 3 sampling happens at the end of one of the longest piers in Little Lagoon. This site consistently has some of the best water quality in Little Lagoon, highest secchi readings, highest salinities, lowest bacteria and nutrient levels, and some of the best fishing in Little Lagoon. It also has some of the highest Spring and Fall Diatom bloom counts in Little Lagoon and has been the subject of extensive research concerning the toxic Diatom Psuedo-nitzschia. Hydrodynamics in the Lagoon are such that incoming tides typically turn to the west after coming into LL via Lagoon pass and this site receives some of the best tidal flushing in LL.

Location created by
Dennis Hatfield

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Observation tests summary

Salinity ppt
28.5 Latest
27.9 Average
Air temperature °C
29.0 Latest
22.7 Average
Water temperature °C
31.1 Latest
22.6 Average
Dissolved oxygen mg/L
5.1 Latest
6.8 Average
Secchi depth m
0.9 Latest
0.9 Average
pH (0-14)
8.0 Latest
8.0 Average
Total coliform ppm
2400 Latest
91 Average
E.coli cfu per 100mL
0 Latest
6 Average
Other coliform cfu per 100mL
2400 Latest
85 Average
Dissolved oxygen %
80.5 Latest
86.1 Average