2.7.28. Strawberry Creek

2.7.28.1. About the Strawberry Creek

Figure 2.62
Figure 2.63 The Strawberry Creek Tributary (WBID 2239).
  • Flows into the Arlington River
  • Primary Land Use: Residential
  • Current TMDL reports: Fecal Coliform
  • Verified Impaired 2016 (final): None
  • WBID Area: 4.6 sq. mi.
  • Beneficial Use: Class III F (Recreational – Freshwater)

2.7.28.2. Data sources

Result data were downloaded from the FL STORET website (DEP 2010e) and filtered based on the stations (DEP 2010f) in the Strawberry Creek WBID 2239 (DEP 2014c) shown above. No water quality data for the selected parameters discussed below for Strawberry Creek were available in STORET for 2015-2017.

2.7.28.3. Discussion

No recent water quality data were available in STORET.  The most recent metals data date back to 2007, and the latest nutrient measurements date back to 2012. Historical fecal coliform levels, averaged over all the sampling sites in Strawberry Creek, were above the WQC of 400 colony-forming-units per 100 mL. Thus, a TMDL report for fecal coliform in Strawberry Creek was published in 2009 (Rhew 2009d). (Note: the data analyses in the TMDL are based on different criteria than that used in this report).  However, no new fecal coliform measurements have been reported in STORET since 2012.  In 2018, the City of Jacksonville plans to implement a monitoring program for Strawberry Creek as part of a bacteria pollution control plan in concert with efforts related to stormwater management (COJ 2017).

No recent measurements were available in STORET between 2015 and 2017 for the following parameters:

  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Nitrate-nitrite nitrogen
  • Total phosphorus
  • Chlorophyll-a
  • Arsenic-Cadmium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Silver-Zinc
  • Fecal Coliform
  • Turbidity

Historical water quality data for these parameters in Strawberry Creek are available in previous versions of the River Report.