Water Quality


The Loxahatchee River District created Project RiverKeeper in 1973 to focus on water quality monitoring within the Loxahatchee River watershed. Data obtained through this program help water managers to evaluate and document the condition and ecological health of the river and to determine the location and extent of water quality issues that require attention. View more information and RiverKeeper reports.

Datasonde – High-Frequency Water Quality Monitoring

Since 2004, the Loxahatchee River District has been using automated instrumentation (aka datasondes) to provide near continuous water quality data from key locations throughout the Loxahatchee River. At each monitoring location, the datasonde monitors and records water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH and depth every 15 minutes at most sites, every 60 minutes at the freshwater sites. View datasonde reports.