Little Lagoon SE

Little Lagoon

Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

This is our lab location thanks to George and Jean Dunn. Site 1 is the confluence of a natural drainage bayou linking Little Lagoon to Lake Shelby in the Gulf State Park. While our overall conclusion is Little Lagoon water quality is not seriously impaired we see some of the highest freshwater/groundwater inputs, highest nutrient levels, consistently highest bacteria counts and at times very high phytoplankton counts in this part of the lagoon. There are many canals cut into lagoon properties in this area and many aging septic systems in this part of the lagoon watershed.

Location created by
Dennis Hatfield

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Observation tests summary

Salinity ppt
23.0 Latest
19.3 Average
Air temperature °C
24.5 Latest
21.6 Average
Water temperature °C
26.8 Latest
22.5 Average
Dissolved oxygen mg/L
3.8 Latest
6.0 Average
Secchi depth m
0.5 Latest
0.6 Average
pH (0-14)
7.8 Latest
7.6 Average
Total coliform ppm
1100 Latest
921 Average
E.coli cfu per 100mL
200 Latest
163 Average
Other coliform cfu per 100mL
900 Latest
758 Average
Dissolved oxygen %
63.7 Latest
65.5 Average