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The Atlas contains 752 water resources which includes 13 bays and 508 lakes and 230 rivers and the Gulf of Mexico . Data recorded in the Atlas reaches back 117 years, starting on Monday, January 01, 1900. The most recent data is from Saturday, September 23, 2017. Over 86,298,925 data samples have been included in the Atlas! The samples came from over 96 data sources provided by 37 different data providers. These people and agencies have helped make the Atlas an integral tool for managing our water resources.

Geographic Information Systems Data

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data consists largely of land mapping and spatial data and is used in a wide variety of fields. The lay of the land can affect almost every aspect of life, including an area's culture, government, environment, and commerce, making GIS information important to everyone. Fields such as anthropology, medical science, and natural science use GIS to measure and predict the impact of geography on a region. By mapping water resources, the Atlas provides spatial information useful to citizens, water management professionals, and scientists alike. The following core datasets are processed as part of geospatial analyses, the results of which are presented directly within Atlas components:

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Monitoring and Sampling Data

Citizens, scientists, and professionals all contribute to monitoring and sampling data in many ways. Citizens often provide information such as water levels data through volunteer programs. Scientists and professionals set up equipment at sampling stations for measuring attributes such as water quality and hydrology. They provide the data in various formats to the Atlas, which compiles, organizes, and presents the data to help people better understand the county's water resources.

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Monitoring Dataset Name Data Custodian Data Current on Atlas as of: Period of Record More Information
Audubon Christmas Bird Count National Audubon Society Not Available Not Available
City of St. Petersburg City of St. Petersburg 5/4/2017 6/26/2013 - 10/20/2016
City of Tampa Rainfall Monitoring Network City of Tampa Not Available 7/9/2008 - 9/21/2017 10:00:00 PM
COAST Water Quality Monitoring Southwest Florida Water Management District 3/3/2016 1/26/2000 - 12/8/2009
Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Not Available 6/15/2008 8:00:00 AM - 9/22/2017 7:35:00 PM
COMMERCIAL LANDINGS DATA Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Not Available Not Available
EPC Benthic Monitoring Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 4/11/2008 9/1/1993 8:12:00 AM - 9/26/2006 12:15:00 PM
EPC Fixed Continuous Water Monitoring Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 4/11/2008 5/14/2002 12:30:00 AM - 9/15/2017 12:00:00 PM
EPC HIMP Surveys Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 3/3/2015 3/2/2000 8:50:00 AM - 1/8/2009 12:58:23 PM
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 9/23/2017 1/3/1972 10:00:00 AM - 9/19/2017 2:48:19 PM
EPC Pollution Loading Estimates Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 3/3/2015 10/27/2005 12:00:00 PM - 6/23/2009 9:45:00 AM
EPC Tidal Streams Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 3/3/2015 5/8/2006 9:15:00 AM - 9/28/2006 2:53:00 PM
EPC Water Quality Data Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 8/21/2017 1/2/1974 - 9/27/2006
FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/21/2017 10/5/1998 - 12/15/2016
FDEP Aquatic Plant Survey Florida Department of Environmental Protection 6/22/2006 6/30/1983 - 10/30/2003
FDEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic/Buffer Preserves Sampling Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/4/2017 11/4/1996 - 12/5/2016
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/20/2014 6/2/1937 - 11/23/1998
FDEP South District Sampling Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/18/2017 2/17/1999 - 3/6/2017
FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data FDEP Southwest District 8/21/2017 5/14/1997 - 1/31/2017
FDEP Water Quality Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/8/2017 8/21/2001 - 5/1/2013
FFWCC Triploid Grass Carp Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Not Available Not Available
Florida Automated Weather Network University of Florida Not Available 5/26/2010 5:45:00 PM - 9/22/2017 9:00:00 PM
Florida Healthy Beaches Program and Data (Bacterial Counts) Florida Department of Health 5/4/2017 7/31/2000 - 12/27/2016
Florida LAKEWATCH Florida LAKEWATCH 10/24/2008 1/15/1988 - 3/31/2006
Hillsborough County Lake Assessments University of South Florida Water Institute 3/23/2016 7/22/2009 - 3/3/2015
Hydrologic, water quality, and biological assessments by USF Water Institute Staff USF Water Institute Assessments Not Available Not Available
IMAP Water Quality Data Florida Fish and Wildlife Marine Research Institute 5/5/2017 7/11/2000 - 7/13/2006
LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring LAKEWATCH 8/21/2017 8/16/1986 - 6/28/2017
Legacy Pinellas Water Quality Data Pinellas County 2/11/2010 1/2/1991 - 12/11/2002
Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling Data Manatee County 12/6/2016 1/11/1995 - 12/9/2015
Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 5/10/2005 Not Available
Mote Marine Historic Data from Legacy STORET Mote Marine Laboratory 8/29/2007 4/11/1990 - 5/10/1994
Mote Marine Laboratory Weather and Tide Data Mote Marine Laboratory 9/23/2017 4/8/1965 - 9/11/2017 1:30:00 AM
National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) NOAA, National Ocean Service 1/28/2013 11/2/2007 2:54:00 AM - 9/22/2017 8:06:00 PM
National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Not Available Not Available
National Weather Service National Digital Forecast Database National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4/12/2016 1/1/1900 - 9/22/2017 8:20:00 PM
Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (FL) Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (FL) 3/3/2016 2/9/1993 - 12/19/2013
Physical Oceanographic Real-time System Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Not Available 11/23/2008 9:30:00 PM - 9/22/2017 11:18:00 AM
PINELLAS Water Quality Data Pinellas County 5/5/2017 1/2/1991 9:05:00 AM - 12/22/2016 12:02:00 PM
Quarterly Routine Water Monitoring Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 9/23/2017 5/11/2005 8:07:00 AM - 8/29/2017 2:02:27 PM
Sarasota County Automated Rainfall Management System Sarasota County 9/23/2017 1/25/2004 - 9/23/2017 12:00:00 PM
Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling Data Sarasota County 9/17/2017 2/24/1998 - 7/5/2017
Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET Sarasota County 5/2/2012 1/3/1989 - 10/14/1998
Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Not Available Not Available
Shellfish Environmental Assessment Data Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 8/28/2007 1/9/1979 - 6/18/2003
Shellfish Environmental Assessment Section Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services 5/8/2017 1/9/1979 - 6/22/2016
SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 9/23/2017 5/1/1930 - 9/22/2017
SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/16/2010 1/1/1901 - 7/21/2008 4:45:00 AM
SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/16/2010 1/26/2000 - 4/27/2005
SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET) Southwest Florida Water Management District 11/22/2016 8/4/1997 - 3/8/2016
USGS National Water Information System USGS National Water Information System 9/22/2017 10/25/1907 - 9/22/2017 9:30:00 PM

 
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