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Alafia River - South Prong

Alafia River - South Prong


located within Hillsborough Bay Watershed

Associated Names

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

2017 Fish Advisory In Effect

This water resource has a fish advisory in effect. Please see the Florida Fish Advisories publication.

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters East of Bethlehem Rd In Hillsborough County
Mouth Alafia River
River Length Within Atlases 26 miles

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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 42 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 422,390 samples ranging from 4/5/1935 to 4/18/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring116
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring139
    EPC Pollution Loading Estimates116
    EPC Water Quality Data139
    EPC Water Quality Data548
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data42219
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data45600
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data47444
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data7320
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data7710
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24020019
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24020023
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24020059
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24020079
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24020080
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24020059
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24020079
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24020080
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data24020361
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data27433628201494
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data27460218159290
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data274631108158312
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data27463118158318
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data27474758207028
    IMC Agrico (Florida)BETH-E
    IMC Agrico (Florida)BETH-W
    IMC Agrico (Florida)JAMESON
    IMC Agrico (Florida)LONESOME
    IMC Agrico (Florida)SR37
    IMC Agrico (Florida)THATCHER
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringAlafia River-215-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringAlafia River-216-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringAlafia River-224-Hillsborough
    Polk County Parks & Natural Resources DivisionALAFIA RVR2S
    Quarterly Routine Water Monitoring548
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 215
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 216
    USGS National Water Information System02301070
    USGS National Water Information System02301150
    USGS National Water Information System02301300
    USGS National Water Information System274601082065600
    USGS National Water Information System275009082070000

    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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