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East Lake

East Lake


located within Hillsborough Bay Watershed

Associated Names

  • Bellows Lake

Water Resource Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 108 acres
Mean Depth 4.0 feet
Maximum Depth 9.0 feet
Approximate Volume 427,353,996 gallons


Watershed Hillsborough Bay Watershed
Latitude 27° 59' 25"
Longitude 82° 22' 47"
Section-Township-Range 02-29-19
USGS Quarter Quad TAMPA ( NE )
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    Hydrology Sampling Sites
    Other Sampling Sites

    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 21 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 4,809 samples ranging from 2/4/1977 to 11/8/2017. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports5216
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24030127
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data275919108222353
    Hillsborough County Lake AssessmentsEast Lake 1
    Hillsborough County Lake AssessmentsEast Lake 2
    Hillsborough County Lake AssessmentsEast Lake 3
    Hillsborough County Lake AssessmentsEast Lake 4
    Hillsborough County Water QualityEast Lake - West
    Hillsborough County Water QualityEast Lake North Canal
    Hillsborough County Water QualityEast Lake South Canal
    Hillsborough County Water QualityEast Lake West Canal
    Hillsborough County Water QualityEast/Bellows Lake East
    Hillsborough County Water QualityEast/Bellows Lake Middle
    LAKEWATCH Supplemental Water Quality SamplingEast-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringEast-Hillsborough
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19295
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataSTA-429
    SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program DataSTA0428000042900
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (Ken Romie)East Lake
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)19295
    USGS National Water Information System275917082222500

    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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    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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      Get Involved


      Tampa Bay needs you to help manage and protect its natural resources! Fill out this form, and we will contact you with more information about becoming a volunteer. Learn more about volunteering »

      0 volunteers on East Lake have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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