Metadata Summary

Florida Healthy Beaches Program and Data (Bacterial Counts)

Datasource Information

Dataset TypeMonitoring/Sampling Data
Name of Data SourceFlorida Healthy Beaches Program and Data (Bacterial Counts)
Number of Waterbodies SampledNot Available
Datasource Abbreviation (dataset)STORET_21FLDOH
Description of DatasourceBeach water samples are collected by the Sarasota County Health Department every two weeks at 14 different beach sites in Sarasota County. They are analyzed for enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria. High concentrations of these bacteria may indicate the presence of microorganisms that could cause disease, infections, or rashes. Health advisories or warnings are issued if these conditions are confirmed. Latest beach advisories are accessible via Healthy Beaches website (http://apps3.doh.state.fl.us/env/beach/beachresults.cfm?county=Sarasota). Raw data are accessible via STORET.
Method of Transferring Data to the AtlasManual transfer via STORET
How Often Data is Transferred to the AtlasSemi-Annually
Date of Most Recent Data Transfer5/4/2017 5:05:14 PM
Period of Record Within the Atlas7/31/2000 - 12/27/2016
Disclaimer/Use ConstraintsNone

Custodian Information

Agency Name Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Water Programs
Florida Healthy Beaches Program
Contact NameW. David Polk
Contact PhoneNot Available
Contact Email david_polk@doh.state.fl.us
Contact URL http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-water-quality/