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Emma, Lake

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located within Ocklawaha River Watershed

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Overall Trophic State Index

"Trophic" means "relating to nutrition." The Trophic State Index (TSI) takes into account chlorophyll, nitrogen, and phosphorus, which are nutrients required by plant life. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) uses this information to determine a rating for the waterbody. Learn more about the Trophic State Index »

Water Quality Index
Latest Value Limiting Nutrient Historic Range Additional Information
42 (Good)
3/31/2014
Source: LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
PHOSPHORUS 15 (Good) - 63 (Fair)
8/20/1981 - 3/31/2014
740 samples
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Water Quality Trophic State Index Trophic State Classification
GOOD0 - 59Oligotrophic through Mid-Eutrophic
FAIR60 - 69Mid-Eutrophic through Eutrophic
POOR70 - 100Hypereutrophic
 
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    Nutrient Chemistry

    Although present in all surface waters, nutrients are among the leading causes of degradation of Florida water resources. Learn more about nutrient chemistry »

    Nutrient Chemistry
    Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
    Total Nitrogen (TN) 850.0 ug/l
    3/31/2014
    Source: LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
    310.0 - 4,680.0 ug/L
    6/26/1973 - 3/31/2014
    763 samples
    Total Phosphorus (TP) 15.0 ug/L
    3/31/2014
    Source: LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
    0.0 - 300.0 ug/L
    6/26/1973 - 3/31/2014
    760 samples
    Chlorophyll a,
    uncorrected for
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    7.0 ug/L
    3/31/2014
    Source: LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
    0.4 - 35.0 ug/L
    3/29/1983 - 3/31/2014
    719 samples
    Chlorophyll a,
    corrected for
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    6.2 ug/L
    12/1/2011
    Source: FDEP Central District Water Quality Data
    1.1 - 7.7 ug/L
    1/2/1985 - 12/1/2011
    19 samples
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      Water Clarity

      Water clarity or turbidity measures the degree to which light is blocked because the water is cloudy or contains suspended particles, such as algae. Water clarity is one indicator of a waterbody's ability to sustain plants and wildlife. Learn more about water clarity »

      Water Clarity
      Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
      Secchi Depth 5.5 ft
      3/31/2014
      Source: LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
      1.1 - 17.5 ft
      2/8/1978 - 3/31/2014
      759 samples
      Turbidity 1.7 NTU
      12/1/2011
      Source: FDEP Central District Water Quality Data
      0.3 NTU - 2.9 NTU
      3/29/1983 - 12/1/2011
      82 samples
      Light Attenuation No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
       
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        Bacteria

        The currently used bacterial indicators for recreational waters include total coliform, fecal coliform and enterococcus. Indicator organisms themselves are not necessarily pathogenic but their presence "indicates" or suggests recent contamination by human sewage or other waste which may result in human illness. Sources of contamination include storm water runoff, sewage overflows and feces from wild and domestic animals. Learn more about bacteria »

        Bacteria
        Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
        Fecal Coliform 3 CFU/100ml
        12/20/2006 1:35:00 PM
        Source: Lake County Surface Water Quality
        0 - 25 CFU/100ml
        6/26/1973 - 3/21/2007
        21 samples
        Total Coliform 40 CFU/100ml
        10/28/2003 12:15:00 PM
        Source: Lake County Surface Water Quality
        0 - 40 CFU/100ml
        6/26/1973 - 6/22/2004
        11 samples
        Enterococcus 84 CFU/100ml
        11/20/2000 11:00:00 AM
        Source: SJRWMD Water Quality Data
        84 - 84 CFU/100ml
        11/20/2000 - 11/20/2000
        2 samples
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          Dissolved Oxygen

          Dissolved Oxygen (DO) is one of the most important indicators of water quality. It is essential for the survival of fish and other aquatic organisms. Learn more about dissolved oxygen »

          Additional Parameters
          Parameter Latest Value Historic Range Additional Information
          Dissolved Oxygen 9.1 mg/l
          12/1/2011
          Source: FDEP Central District Water Quality Data
          2.4 - 10.6 mg/l
          6/26/1973 - 12/1/2011
          98 samples
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            Impaired Waters

            The Impaired Waters Data is the most recent available data from FDEP, but it may not reflect the current FDEP impaired list. These data are updated when and as soon as they are made available from FDEP.

            Pollution

            This waterbody is not impaired according to the Impaired Waters Rule (IWR) Chapter 62-303 F.A.C.. Impairment is a status given to waters that are not supporting their designated uses for a particular analyte. All water resources in this county are designated as Class III waters. Class III waters are considered recreational use waters, which means that the water should be fishable and swimmable. Class II waters are for shellfish propagation and harvesting. Class I waters are considered potable (drinkable) water supplies. Learn more about impaired waters »

            Pollutants

            This waterbody has no known pollutants.

             
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