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Tampa Bypass Canal

Tampa Bypass Canal


located within Hillsborough Bay Watershed

Associated Names

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

2018 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 Hwy 301 N In Hillsborough County
Mouth Six Mile Creek
River Length Within Atlases 9 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 87,955 samples ranging from 4/25/1958 to 2/20/2019. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    Biological Research Associates 1536B-B
    Biological Research Associates 1536B-C
    EPC Water Quality Data146
    EPC Water Quality Data147
    FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center275854508221188
    FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center275942408220599
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section22071
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section41324
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section43399
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section50821
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section50827
    FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida)HIL593CA
    FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida)TBYPASS2
    FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida)TBYPASS3
    Hillsborough County Lake AssessmentsTampa By-Pass Canal @ Hillsborough River
    Hillsborough County Lake AssessmentsTampa By-Pass Canal @ I-4
    Hillsborough County Lake AssessmentsTampa By-Pass Canal @ I-75
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBypass Canal-140-Hillsborough
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringHillsborough River-130-Hillsborough
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 130
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 140
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19218
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19219
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19268
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19271
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19275
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19276
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-21
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-22
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-23
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-231
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-24
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-26
    USGS National Water Information System02301764
    USGS National Water Information System02301766
    USGS National Water Information System02301770
    USGS National Water Information System02301771
    USGS National Water Information System02301778
    USGS National Water Information System02301780
    USGS National Water Information System275919082213200
    USGS National Water Information System280103082205100
    USGS National Water Information System280111082205900

    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

    FDEP 1-850-305-3903

    Fish Kill

    FWCC, Fish Kills

    General Concerns/Complaints


    Industrial Waste/Spill

    FDEP State Watch Office

    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


    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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