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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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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 20 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 2,890,130 samples ranging from 12/12/1966 to 3/27/2015. 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 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



    The map below has icons denoting the locations of weather observation sites used by weather.com near Lower Manatee River (highlighted in blue). Click on an icon for a weather summary which includes current temperature, cloud conditions, humidity level, wind speed/direction, today's high and low temperature forecast, and summary forecast for the next four days. Weather.com data is a service of The Weather Channel, a 24-hour, 7-day network providing weather information via cable TV, internet, and radio.

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      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): University of South Florida, Florida Center for Community Design and Research

      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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        Historic Information

        Historic Information

        Visit the following links to view historical information on this water resource:

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