Lee County Water Quality Resources

Water Quality Information

The VCB hosted a water quality webinar for tourism employees on February 29, 2016.

Click the orange button below to view the presentations which include information on topics by area experts that have generated questions from visitors.  Topics comprised a variety of subjects including:

  • Lake Okeechobee freshwater releases - South Florida Water Management District
  • Red Tide and Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS) - MOTE Marine Lab
  • Health and beach water advisories - Florida Department of Health in Lee County
  • Beach management practices, identification of common types of algae, marine life, and importance of the wrack line - City of Sanibel- Natural Resources. 

Water Quality Webinar

Red Tide Status Reports Links

Perfect for distribution to visitors, this Red Tide Fact Sheet includes answers to frequently asked questions and public health recommendations during red tide blooms. Note to hoteliers: These brochures are available for distribution to your guests; contact Nancy MacPhee at 338-3500 or nmacphee@leegov.com

Red Tide FAQs

MOTE Marine Beach Conditions Reporting System (Click to view beach conditions at a variety of Gulf beaches in SW Florida)

Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission Red Tide Current Status

You may find more information and sign up for red tide email updates at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute website.

Beach Swimming Conditions Report

*To view these files you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed, click here to download a free version of this software.