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Sweetwater Creek

Sweetwater Creek


located within Coastal Old Tampa Bay Watershed

Associated Names

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

Tidal Stream Assessment

Learn more about the bathymetric mapping, vegetation survey, and habitat assessment performed on this tidal stream.

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters Nw of Mullins Rd In Town 'n' Country
Mouth Old Tampa Bay
River Length Within Atlases 9 miles

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    Water Quality Sampling Sites
    Hydrology Sampling Sites
    Other Sampling Sites

    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 25 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 244,435 samples ranging from 10/1/1951 to 3/17/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring104
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring142
    EPC Water Quality Data104
    EPC Water Quality Data142
    EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports69
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data22072
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data22094
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24030149
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24040112
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data275827808234013
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data275838708233387
    FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida)HIL553US
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringSweetwater Creek-321-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringSweetwater Creek-324-Hillsborough
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 321
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 324
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 331
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19735
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19736
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19746
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-1046
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-1047
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-2491
    USGS National Water Information System02306500
    USGS National Water Information System275850082334500

    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 Sweetwater Creek have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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