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Wares Creek

Wares Creek


located within Manatee River Watershed

Associated Names

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

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters Area Near 53rd Ave W In South Bradenton, Manatee County
Mouth Manatee River
River Length Within Atlases 5 miles

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    Hydrology Sampling Sites
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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 22 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 43,413 samples ranging from 2/14/1962 to 5/30/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010301
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010317
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010318
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010319
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010334
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data27275228234117
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data2728060823413
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data2728510823440
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data27285228234395
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data2729040823450
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data27292148234556
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data272930218234533
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data2729360823445
    FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida)MAN603US
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data26207
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data26208
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data890048
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data890049
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-928
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataRNF-550
    USGS National Water Information System02300067
    USGS National Water Information System272823082343200

    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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