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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

2018-02-20 10:00 pm Eastern time
We have replaced the weather station.The water quality sensors are still offline.
105.1°
N
Wind speed
 
13.5 mph
Wind gust
 
19.3 mph
air temperature
 
77.1 F
heat index
 
77.1 F
dew point
 
69.1 F
barometric pressure
 
30.39 in
humidity
 
76.4 %
daily rain
 
0.01 in
yearly rain
 
1.36 in

Gulf of Mexico

2018-02-20 9:45 pm Eastern time
96.9°
N
Wind speed
 
15.8 mph
Wind gust
 
18.1 mph
air temperature
 
75.5 F
heat index
 
75.5 F
dew point
 
75.5 F
barometric pressure
 
30.38 in
humidity
 
100.1 %

Fort Myers

2018-02-20 9:45 pm Eastern time
88.3°
N
Wind speed
 
9.6 mph
Wind gust
 
14.8 mph
air temperature
 
76 F
heat index
 
76 F
dew point
 
67.7 F
barometric pressure
 
30.36 in
humidity
 
75.4 %
daily rain
 
0 in
yearly rain
 
1.48 in

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