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Blackwater Creek

Blackwater Creek


located within Hillsborough Bay Watershed

Associated Names

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

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters East of Tom Mathews Rd In Hillsborough County
Mouth Hillsborough River
River Length Within Atlases 17 miles

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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 37 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 516,606 samples ranging from 1/1/1951 to 4/18/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring126
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring143
    EPC Water Quality Data143
    EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports12
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data26896
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data38612
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data40804
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data7442
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030003
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030060
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030097
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030100
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24030097
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24030100
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data275842822114
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data28084478210157
    FDEP Water Quality Data280503908200242
    FDEP Water Quality Data280525608202520
    FDEP Water Quality Data280641808203515
    FDEP Water Quality Data280823308209002
    FDEP Water Quality Data280827908206206
    FDEP Water Quality Data280844608210159
    FDEP Water Quality Data280903508212545
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBlackwater Creek-114-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBlackwater Creek-150-Hillsborough
    Polk County Parks & Natural Resources DivisionBLACKWATER CRK1
    Polk County Parks & Natural Resources DivisionBLACKWATER CRK2
    Quarterly Routine Water Monitoring544
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 114
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 150
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19063
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataRNF-361
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)18820
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)19353
    USGS National Water Information System02302500
    USGS National Water Information System280828082062900
    USGS National Water Information System280858082124800

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

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