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River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network

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RECON Sensor Network’s 10th Anniversary

Celebrating the RECON Sensor Network’s 10th Anniversary of Service    Ten years ago today, on June 12, 2007, in response to deteriorating water quality, the Marine ...

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Behind the scenes, and field work keeps RECON going strong

Shortly after 9:30 last Tuesday morning, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Research Assistants A.J. Martignette and Jeff Siwicke departed from Tarpon Bay to check on two RECON sites. ...

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The River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network (RECON) is a network of water quality sensors deployed throughout the Caloosahatchee river and estuary to provide real-time, water quality data to scientists, policy makers, and the general public.

RECON's network of high-quality, autonomous, in situsensors can detect the presence of algal blooms and nutrient hotspots.  The extensive watersheds of the Caloosahatchee (1,400 square miles) and Lake Okeechobee (4,400 square miles) each contribute water that flows into the Caloosahatchee estuary and the Gulf of Mexico. Water quality is affected by both Lake Okeechobee discharges and runoff from the Caloosahatchee watershed. Over time, these watersheds have changed from low-nutrient loading marshes and wetlands to high loading urban and agricultural land uses. Nutrients increase turbidity and decrease concentrations of dissolved oxygen (DO). In addition, excess nutrients fuel nuisance algal blooms. Losses of low-nutrient adapted communities, such as seagrasses have contributed to changes in fish, crustacean and marine mammal communities.

Weather - Latest Readings

Redfish Pass

2017-09-10 6:00 pm Eastern time
DATA IS NOT CURRENT
This station was damaged by Hurricane Irma. There is no ETA on its replacement at this time.
28.2°
N
Wind speed
 
51.3 mph
Wind gust
 
70.8 mph
air temperature
 
74.1 F
heat index
 
74.1 F
dew point
 
74.1 F
barometric pressure
 
28.72 in
humidity
 
100 %
daily rain
 
10.11 in
yearly rain
 
40.59 in

Gulf of Mexico

2017-09-20 7:00 pm Eastern time
250.8°
N
Wind speed
 
10 mph
Wind gust
 
12.1 mph
air temperature
 
82 F
heat index
 
93.5 F
dew point
 
81.1 F
barometric pressure
 
29.98 in
humidity
 
97.3 %

Fort Myers

2017-09-20 6:30 pm Eastern time
8.2°
N
Wind speed
 
14.3 mph
Wind gust
 
18.7 mph
air temperature
 
78.4 F
heat index
 
78.4 F
dew point
 
73.9 F
barometric pressure
 
29.99 in
humidity
 
86.1 %
daily rain
 
0.54 in
yearly rain
 
85.04 in

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