Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations In Florida's Humic-Colored Waters And Water Quality Standard Implications
The Florida Department of Environmental Regulation has established detailed dissolved oxygen standards for the various classes of surface water in the state. The results of this study and a review of the literature reveal that many natural humic-colored aquatic systems (usually Class III waters) rarely meet the established 5 mg/L criteria. We believe, based on our studies, that these conditions are natural and do not result from organic pollution. In view of this, we believe a review of the current DER Standard, for humic-colored waters only, is in order.
Belanger, Thomas V.; Dierberg, Forrest E.; and Roberts, Jerry, "Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations In Florida's Humic-Colored Waters And Water Quality Standard Implications" (1985). Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences Faculty Publications. 91.