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Last updated: November 14, 2014

Northwest District - District Biology Laboratory Northwest District - District Biology Laboratory

 

Watershed assessment biologists conduct approximately 30 to 50 BioRecons Ecosummaries, Stream Condition Indexes (SCIs) and 4 to 5 Fifth Year Surveys per year. In addition, the section investigates incidents such as fish kills, red tide and the biological impacts of sedimentation, non-point source pollution, and landfill impacts on stream benthos in the Florida Panhandle.

Students from the University of Florida Milton Campus accompanied FDEP Staff to the Arcadia Historical Mill Site on Pond Creek for a biological water quality assessment of the creek bed.
Students from the University of Florida Milton Campus accompanied FDEP Staff to the Arcadia Historical Mill Site on Pond Creek

Bioassessment methodology is available in Adobe Acrobat format for the FDEP's Bioassessment Program Fact Sheets and Bioassessments and why do we do them.

 

For more information, contact: brad.hartshorn@dep.state.fl.us