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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

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GeoMaps and Charts:

Water Quality Dashboard: 2006-2019
Bacteria (E. coli and Enterococci) Dashboard: 2017-2019

Download Water Quality Data (2006 to 2018)

Site 1: Hillsboro Canal at US 1: DATAxSite1
Site 2: Hillsboro Canal at Hillsboro Lock: DATAxSite2
Site 3: Hillsboro Canal at U.S. 441: DATAxSite3
Site 4: Hillsboro Canal at Southeast Growers: DATAxSite4
Site 5: C-14 / Pompano Canal Confluence at US1: DATAxSite5
Site 6: Cypress Creek at Dixie Highway: DATAxSite6
Site 7: Cypress Creek at South Palm Aire: DATAxSite7
Site 8: Pompano Canal at U.S. 441: DATAxSite8
Site 10: Middle River at East Sunrise Blvd: DATAxSite10
Site 11: Middle River at NW 21st Avenue: DATAxSite11
Site 12: Middle River at N.W. 31st Avenue: DATAxSite12
Site 13: Middle River at Rock Island Road: DATAxSite13
Site 14: Middle River at University Drive: DATAxSite14
Site 15: New River Canal at Andrews Ave Bridge: DataxSite15
Site 16: North Fork New River at Broward Blvd: DATAxSite16
Site 17: Plantation Canal at S-33: DATAxSite17
Site 18: Plantation Canal at N.W. 9th Drive: DATAxSite18
Site 19: South Fork New River Canal at River Reach Condo: DATAxSite19
Site 20: North New River Canal at Bradford Marina: DATAxSite20
Site 21: North New River at Sewell Lock: DATAxSite21
Site 22: North New River at S.W. 125th Avenue: DATAxSite22
Site 23: North New River east of U.S. 27: DATAxSite23
Site 24: Dania Cutoff Canal at US1: DATAxSite24
Site 25: C-10 (Hollywood) Canal at Stirling Road Bridge: DATAxSite25
Site 26: Dania Cutoff Canal at Ravenswood Road Bridge: DATAxSite26
Site 27: South New River Canal west of S13: DATAxSite27
Site 28: South New River Canal at Flamingo Road: DATAxSite28
Site 29: South New River Canal at U.S. 27: DATAxSite29
Site 31: Snake Creek Canal at Flamingo Road: DATAxSite31
Site 32: Snake Creek Canal at U.S. 27: DATAxSite32
Site 33: Intracoastal Waterway South of Hillsboro Blvd Bridge: DATAxSite33
Site 34: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of Marker 71: DATAxSite34
Site 35: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of NE 14th Street: DATAxSite35
Site 36: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of Commercial Blvd: DATAxSite36
Site 37: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of Sunrise Blvd: DATAxSite37
Site 38: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of 17th Street Causeway: DATAxSite38
Site 39: Intracoastal Waterway 300 North of Marker 95: DATAxSite39
Site 40: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of Sheridan Street: DATAxSite40
Site 41: Intracoastal Waterway 100 North of Hallandale Beach Blvd: DATAxSite41
Site 47: Dania Cutoff Canal 200 West of Intracoastal Waterway: DATAxSite47
Site 49: Hendricks Isle at Las Olas Bridge: DATAxSite49
Site 64: North Fork New River at Sistrunk Blvd: DATAxSite64
Site 89: Pompano Canal at Nob Hill Road: DATAxSite89
Site 90: FPL Canal at South Fork New River: DATAxSite90
Site 109: Pompano Canal at Rock Island Road: DATAxSite109
Site 110: Old Pompano Canal at Dixie Highway: DATAx110
Site 111: South Fork Middle River at NE 15th Avenue Bridge: DATAxSite111
Site 112: North Fork Middle River at NE 16th Avenue Bridge: DATAxSite112
Site 120: Hillsboro Canal, 200 ft South of the fork: DATAxSite120
Site 121: Plantation Canal at US 441 and Sunrise Blvd: DATAxSite121
Site 122: New River Canal and University Drive: DATAxSite122
Site 123: New River North Fork at Secret Woods Nature Center: DATAxSite123
Site 124: South New River at Orange Drive and Turnpike: DATAxSite124
Site 125: Las Olas Isles Northern Canal between Fiesta Way and Numi Drive: DATAxSite125
Site 126:  Pompano Canal at Avondale Park:
Site 127: Pompano Canal at Noble Point Condo:

Download Bacteria Data (2017 to 2019)

E. coli and Enterococci Data: DataxBacteria

Download Turbidity Data (2006 to 2019)

All Sites: Turbidity Data: DATAxTurbidity 

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