Water Quality Parameters

The following parameters are analyzed to determine the quality of a waterbody. If a parameter meets criteria, then its concentration has been determined to not contribute to poor water quality. It should be noted that not all parameters have the same trend data due to data collection limitations.


The pollutants listed above can reach a waterbody through one or more of three major pathways. These pathways are stormwater runoff, point source emissions and air deposition. A more complete discussion of these sources, as well as a set of measures which track our success of reducing the impact from these sources, can be found HERE. For more information on Beach Water Quality in Escambia County, click here.

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