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Lower Manatee River

Lower Manatee River


located within Manatee River Watershed

Associated Names

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


Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters Lake Manatee Reservoir
Mouth Manatee River Estuary
River Length Within Atlases 25 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 22 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 1,599,675 samples ranging from 12/12/1966 to 6/20/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data3505
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data37000
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data37941
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data45602
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data49460
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010024
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010025
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010028
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010029
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010030
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010032
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010034
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010035
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010285
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010395
    Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling DataLM5
    Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling DataUM1
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)26139
    USGS National Water Information System02300009
    USGS National Water Information System023000095
    USGS National Water Information System02300021
    USGS National Water Information System272938082211700

    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 Lower Manatee River have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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