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Island Ford Lake

Island Ford Lake


located within Coastal Old Tampa Bay Watershed

Associated Names

  • Lake Ford

Water Resource Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 94.27 acres
Mean Depth 10.0 feet
Maximum Depth 23.0 feet
Approximate Volume 299,040,197 gallons


Watershed Coastal Old Tampa Bay Watershed
Latitude 28° 09' 08"
Longitude 82° 35' 56"
Section-Township-Range 10-27-17
USGS Quarter Quad ODESSA ( SW )
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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 18 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 95,755 samples ranging from 6/25/1971 to 6/20/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports5049
    Hillsborough County Lake AssessmentsIsland Ford Lake
    LAKEWATCH Supplemental Water Quality SamplingIsland Ford-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringIsland Ford-Hillsborough
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19487
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19631
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19888
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19890
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data20004
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-2480
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-2799
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataRNF-163
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataRNF-394
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataSTA-282
    SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program DataFLO0382000248000
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (Ken Romie)Island Ford Lake
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)19890
    USGS National Water Information System02307295

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    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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      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 »

      1 volunteer on Island Ford Lake has submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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