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Broward County Water Quality Monitoring Program 

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Broward County has more than 266 miles of fresh and estuarine waterways, the majority of which are man-made canals. Many factors are used to determine whether a water body is healthy. The balance of nutrients, oxygen, salinity and temperature are necessary and specific to any given habitat. Stressed waters often have a combination of excess nutrients, bacteria, and low oxygen levels. To that end, the County established an ambient surface water quality monitoring program that measures the chemical, physical and biological conditions of our surface waters and gathers baseline data to asses overall conditions in each major waterway.

Samples are collected at 46 sites throughout the County on a quarterly basis each year. The canals and Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) are sampled for a number of water quality parameters including: total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen, specific conductance, and salinity at all stations. Copper and bacteria samples are collected at selected sites in the estuarine canals and along the ICW.

          Sampling Locations

    1)  Water Quality Quarterly Canal Map (PDF)

    2) Bacteria/DNA Source tracking Map (PDF)

    3) Algae Bloom Sampling Map (PDF)


GeoMaps and Charts:

Water Quality Dashboard: 2006-2020
Bacteria (E. coli and Enterococci) Dashboard: 2017-2020


                                   Download Water Quality Data (2006 to 2020)
                                           Surface Water Quality Data (Excel file)
                                    Download Bacteria Data (2017 to 2020)
                                           E.coli and Enterococci Data (Excel file)
Download Turbidity Data (2006 to 2020)
      Turbidity Data (Excel file)

List of Sampling Stations

Site 1: Hillsboro Canal at US 1

Site 2: Hillsboro Canal at Hillsboro Lock

Site 3: Hillsboro Canal at U.S. 441

Site 4: Hillsboro Canal at Southeast Growers

Site 5: C-14 / Pompano Canal Confluence at US1

Site 6: Cypress Creek at Dixie Highway

Site 7: Cypress Creek at South Palm Aire

Site 8: Pompano Canal at U.S. 441

Site 10: Middle River at East Sunrise Blvd

Site 11: Middle River at NW 21st Avenue

Site 12: Middle River at N.W. 31st Avenue

Site 13: Middle River at Rock Island Road

Site 14: Middle River at University Drive

Site 15: New River Canal at Andrews Ave Bridge

Site 16: North Fork New River at Broward Blvd

Site 17: Plantation Canal at S-33

Site 18: Plantation Canal at N.W. 9th Drive

Site 19: South Fork New River Canal at River Reach Condo

Site 20: North New River Canal at Bradford Marina

Site 21: North New River at Sewell Lock

Site 22: North New River at S.W. 125th Avenue

Site 23: North New River east of U.S. 27

Site 24: Dania Cutoff Canal at US1

Site 25: C-10 (Hollywood) Canal at Stirling Road Bridge

Site 26: Dania Cutoff Canal at Ravenswood Road Bridge

Site 27: South New River Canal west of S13

Site 28: South New River Canal at Flamingo Road

Site 29: South New River Canal at U.S. 27

Site 31: Snake Creek Canal at Flamingo Road

Site 32: Snake Creek Canal at U.S. 27

Site 33: Intracoastal Waterway South of Hillsboro Blvd Bridge

Site 34: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of Marker 71

Site 35: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of NE 14th Street

Site 36: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of Commercial Blvd

Site 37: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of Sunrise Blvd

Site 38: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of 17th Street Causeway

Site 39: Intracoastal Waterway 300 North of Marker 95

Site 40: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of Sheridan Street

Site 41: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of Hallandale Beach Blvd

Site 47: Dania Cutoff Canal 200 West of Intracoastal Waterway

Site 49: Hendricks Isle at Las Olas Bridge

Site 64: North Fork New River at Sistrunk Blvd

Site 89: Pompano Canal at Nob Hill Road

Site 90: FPL Canal at South Fork New River

Site 109: Pompano Canal at Rock Island Road

Site 110: Old Pompano Canal at Dixie Highway

Site 111: South Fork Middle River at NE 15th Avenue Bridge

Site 112: North Fork Middle River at NE 16th Avenue Bridge

Site 120: Hillsboro Canal, 200 ft South of the fork

Site 121: Plantation Canal at US 441 and Sunrise Blvd

Site 122: New River Canal and University Drive

Site 123: New River North Fork at Secret Woods Nature Center

Site 124: South New River at Orange Drive and Turnpike

Site 125: Las Olas Isles Northern Canal between Fiesta Way and Numi Drive

Site 126:  Pompano Canal at Avondale Park:

Site 127: Pompano Canal at Noble Point Condo

Site 128: North Griffin Road

Site 129: Taft Street


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