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St. Joseph Sound

St. Joseph Sound


located within Coastal Pinellas/Anclote Watershed

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Data Summary

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This water resource is monitored by 25 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 3,476,998 samples ranging from 1/17/1991 to 1/14/2017. The sites sampling this water resource are:

Datasource (click for details)Station ID
COAST Water Quality Monitoring20398
COAST Water Quality Monitoring20399
COAST Water Quality Monitoring20400
COAST Water Quality Monitoring22864
COAST Water Quality Monitoring22865
Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System FHP
FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data28033158246322
FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data28033238246245
Florida Healthy Beaches Program and Data (Bacterial Counts)PINELLAS226
Florida Healthy Beaches Program and Data (Bacterial Counts)PINELLAS383
IMAP Water Quality DataWCC200319
IMAP Water Quality DataWCC200320
IMAP Water Quality DataWCC200321
IMAP Water Quality DataWCC200322
IMAP Water Quality DataWCC200323
IMAP Water Quality DataWCC200324
IMAP Water Quality DataWCC200325
LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringPiney Point-1-Pinellas
LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringPiney Point-2-Pinellas
LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringPiney Point-3-Pinellas
PINELLAS Water Quality Data07-01
PINELLAS Water Quality Data07-02
PINELLAS Water Quality Data07-04
PINELLAS Water Quality Data08-02
PINELLAS Water Quality DataW1

Water Resource Characteristics

Waterbody Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 18,264 acres


Watershed Coastal Pinellas/Anclote Watershed
Latitude 28° 07' 11"
Longitude 82° 48' 37"
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Tributaries and Passes

Tributaries Anclote River, Innisbrook Canal, Minnow Creek, Smith Creek, Snead Creek


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    Tides affect everything from fish distribution to the water levels in coastal creeks and estuarine rivers. Boaters and fishermen are careful to time their activities to be in sync with tidal fluctuations. Tides have a big impact on local weather and the extent to which storm surges will impact us.

    The predicted high and low tides for today and tomorrow are shown below along with hourly tide predictions for the next 24 hours. Learn More about Tides »

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    Tide predictions are shown in feet referenced to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).
    Source: National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)
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      Who to call about environmental concerns and to report environmentally harmful activities. For potentially life threatening emergencies dial 911.

      Concern or Activity Contact(s)
      Dangerous Boating / Accidents

      FWCC, Division of Boating Safety
      1-850-488-5600 (to report an accident) or
      1-888-404-3922 (to report unsafe boating)

      Algal Blooms


      Fish Kill

      FWCC, Fish Kills

      General Concerns/Complaints


      Industrial Waste/Spill


      Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities

      FWCC, Wildlife Violations
      or via cell phone, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier

      Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts


      Aquatic Plant Removal

      1-813-744-6163 or 6164

      Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading

      1-813-632-7600 or via cell phone, dial #DEP

      Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill


      Source(s): USF Water Institute

      FWCC - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
      FDEP - Florida Department of Enviromental Protection

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        Report Water Pollution


        Every one of us contributes pollution to our streams, lakes, bays and oceans. The wastewater, dirt, and debris of our lives eventually drains downstream. Each of us must minimize our contribution to keep our waterways healthy and enjoyable. Some materials are powerful pollutants like raw sewage, petroleum, or pesticides, but even natural, biodegradable plant materials can add nitrogen to water resources and cause algal blooms and fish kills. Please use the information below to assist you in reporting an incident to the correct agency. Learn More about Reporting Pollution »

        To Report Water Pollution:

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