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Lake Manatee

Manatee, Lake


located within Manatee River Watershed

Associated Names

  • There are no associated names for this body of water.

2017 Fish Advisory In Effect

This water resource has a fish advisory in effect. Please see the Florida Fish Advisories publication.

Water Resource Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 1,174 acres
Mean Depth Not Available
Maximum Depth Not Available
Approximate Volume Not Available


Watershed Manatee River Watershed
Latitude 27° 29' 09"
Longitude 82° 19' 56"
Section-Township-Range 29-34-20
USGS Quarter Quad VERNA ( NW )
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    Hydrology Sampling Sites
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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 16,963 samples ranging from 6/17/1975 to 12/5/2017. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data11153
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data11154
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data11156
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data11164
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data11169
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data11170
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data11173
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data11174
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data28328
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data28332
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data28337
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data28340
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data28344
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data28346
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data28349
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data28355
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data37011
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data38311
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data38919
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data39469
    Lower watershed program (LWP)RMP1
    Lower watershed program (LWP)RMP3
    Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling DataUM2
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data26094
    USGS National Water Information System272935082212000

    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 »

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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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