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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Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2020-06-25

15L, raphid- 75,000, tiny cyanos-p-o, unk-opaque-raphid?- 105,000, partly cloudy, 5-10 S, bar. 76...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2020-06-11

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

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2020-05-28

15L, pine pollen 35,000, zoo 70,000, cryptos & chloros - p, unk 70,000 raphid? no ipea, partly cl...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2020-05-08

15L, secchi not on bottom, pporo spp 35,000, scripsiella 35,000, cryptos&chloros-p, tiny cyanios-...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2020-03-12

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

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2020-02-27

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

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2020-02-21

15L, secchi on bottom, rapid 70,000 (hetero), tiny cyanos-p, unk 35,000 (rino), unk 105,000 diato...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2020-01-30

15L, secchi on bottom, 200-1 35,000, cyano col-1 35,000, raphid-1 35,000, tiny cyanos-p, unk 35,0...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2020-01-16

15L, secchi on bottom, cyano Fil 35,000, tiny cyanos p, unk 70,000 dino, mostly cloudy, 0-5 N, ba...

Little Lagoon : Little Lagoon SE

Observed on
2020-01-02

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