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Brushy Creek

Brushy Creek


located within Coastal Old Tampa Bay Watershed

Associated Names

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

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters East of Hwy 589 In Hillsborough County
Mouth Rocky Creek
River Length Within Atlases 9 miles

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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 21 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 204,302 samples ranging from 5/5/1975 to 6/20/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring161
    EPC Water Quality Data161
    EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports16
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data22075
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24030151
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24040110
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data280503823129
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data2806340823050
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data28353823320
    FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida)HIL545US
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBrushy Creek-305-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBrushy Creek-307-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBrushy Creek-308-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBrushy Creek-309-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBrushy Creek-314-Hillsborough
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 305
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 309
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 314
    USGS National Water Information System02306904
    USGS National Water Information System02306910
    USGS National Water Information System02306950

    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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      Get Involved


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      0 volunteers on Brushy Creek have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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