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
  • Lat: 30.25506
  • Lng: -87.69357
  • Waterbody Type: Unknown
  • Timezone: America/Chicago

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15L, raphid- 75,000, tiny cyanos-p-o, unk-opaque-raphid?- 105,000, partly cloudy, 5-10 S, bar. 763.4, incoming tide

2020-06-25 08:55 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, tiny cyanos-p, unk opaque 35,000, sunny, 5-10 N, bar. 764.1, incoming tide

2020-06-11 09:00 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, pine pollen 35,000, zoo 70,000, cryptos & chloros - p, unk 70,000 raphid? no ipea, partly cloudy, 10-15 SW, bar. 761.3, incoming tide

2020-05-28 08:53 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, secchi not on bottom, pporo spp 35,000, scripsiella 35,000, cryptos&chloros-p, tiny cyanios-p, cyano fil 35,000, partly cloudy, 20-25 S, bar 760.4, incoming tide

2020-05-08 09:00 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, secchi on bottom, tiny cyanos-p, unk cyano colony? oyster or clam?, partly cloudy, 0-5 SW, bar. 763, incoming neap tide

2020-03-12 09:08 CDT by Lloyd Moore

15L, secchi on bottom, pine pollen 35,000, tiny cyanos p, unk 35,000 (egg cluster?), sunny, 10-15 NW, bar. 770.3, incoming tide

2020-02-27 09:00 CST by Lloyd Moore

15L, secchi on bottom, rapid 70,000 (hetero), tiny cyanos-p, unk 35,000 (rino), unk 105,000 diatom chain (melosira), 5-10 N, bar. 773.6, incoming tide

2020-02-21 09:00 CST by Lloyd Moore

15L, secchi on bottom, 200-1 35,000, cyano col-1 35,000, raphid-1 35,000, tiny cyanos-p, unk 35,000 dino, unk 35,000, partly cloudy, 5-10 E, bar. 763.6, incoming tide

2020-01-30 09:00 CST by Lloyd Moore

15L, secchi on bottom, cyano Fil 35,000, tiny cyanos p, unk 70,000 dino, mostly cloudy, 0-5 N, bar 769.2, low neap tide

2020-01-16 09:00 CST by Lloyd Moore

15L. Secchi on bottom. Tiny cyanos p, c&c P,35000 unk dino. Pcloudy, 20-25 SE, barometer 758.8, incoming tide.

2020-01-02 09:05 CST by Dennis Hatfield