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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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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

2017-06-26 9:30 pm Eastern time
344.3°
N
Wind speed
 
14.5 mph
Wind gust
 
16.6 mph
air temperature
 
84.7 F
heat index
 
93.8 F
dew point
 
75.9 F
barometric pressure
 
30.11 in
humidity
 
75 %
daily rain
 
0 in
yearly rain
 
8.79 in

Gulf of Mexico

2017-06-09 3:30 am Eastern time
DATA IS NOT CURRENT
We are experiencing communication issues at this site. We are working to resolve the problem.
333.2°
N
Wind speed
 
9 mph
Wind gust
 
11 mph
air temperature
 
76.9 F
barometric pressure
 
29.89 in

Fort Myers

2017-06-26 9:30 pm Eastern time
12.7°
N
Wind speed
 
7.5 mph
Wind gust
 
12.1 mph
air temperature
 
80.3 F
heat index
 
85.1 F
dew point
 
74 F
barometric pressure
 
30.06 in
humidity
 
81.2 %
daily rain
 
0.04 in
yearly rain
 
17.8 in

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