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Explore general as well as scientific information about the movement, chemistry and biology of area surface and ground water environments.

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Water Quality

Water Quality

The following data are summarized as seasonal average values for lake and river sampling locations located within the watershed. While these data are useful to serve as a general picture of watershed health, these data must be viewed with caution because these samples have been taken from ecologically different water resources.

Rivers:
Samples from most rivers located in this watershed are averaged as part of these data summaries.
Season Total Nitrogen Nitrate (NO3) Total Phosphorus Orthophosphate Number of Sample Stations Number of Samples
JAN-MAR 2019 1,350 ug/l No Data Available 764 ug/l No Data Available 2 2
OCT-DEC 2018 1,523 ug/l No Data Available 1,279 ug/l 1 mg/l 6 6
JUL-SEP 2018 1,347 ug/l No Data Available 1,202 ug/l 0.99 mg/l 6 6
APR-JUN 2018 1,059 ug/l 298.3 ug/l 543 ug/l 0.45 mg/l 88 187
JAN-MAR 2018 1,116 ug/l 626.7 ug/l 435 ug/l 0.35 mg/l 87 184
OCT-DEC 2017 1,216 ug/l 700.6 ug/l 478 ug/l 0.39 mg/l 89 188
JUL-SEP 2017 1,232 ug/l 624.7 ug/l 659 ug/l 0.55 mg/l 89 183
APR-JUN 2017 1,084 ug/l 465.6 ug/l 517 ug/l 0.37 mg/l 82 175
JAN-MAR 2017 1,127 ug/l No Data Available 444 ug/l 0.38 mg/l 81 225
Five Year Seasonal Graph
Five Year Graph of All Samples

Source(s): Quarterly Routine Water Monitoring, EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring, Hillsborough County Lake Assessments, EPC Water Quality Data, EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports, Hillsborough County Water Quality, LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET, Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, Biological Research Associates , FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, IMC Agrico (Florida), SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, Tampa Bay Water, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida), Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer , USGS National Water Information System, Tampa Bay Water, FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations Center

Lakes:
Samples from most lakes located in this watershed are averaged as part of these data summaries.
Season Total Nitrogen Nitrate (NO3) Total Phosphorus Orthophosphate Number of Sample Stations Number of Samples
JAN-MAR 2019 1,353 ug/l No Data Available 201 ug/l No Data Available 9 9
OCT-DEC 2018 1,747 ug/l No Data Available 180 ug/l 0.05 mg/l 9 9
JUL-SEP 2018 1,606 ug/l No Data Available 191 ug/l 0.07 mg/l 10 10
APR-JUN 2018 1,101 ug/l No Data Available 132 ug/l 0.18 mg/l 32 62
APR-JUN 2018 703 ug/l No Data Available 76 ug/l No Data Available 1 3
JAN-MAR 2018 513 ug/l No Data Available 58 ug/l No Data Available 1 3
JAN-MAR 2018 1,032 ug/l No Data Available 111 ug/l 0.11 mg/l 28 55
OCT-DEC 2017 987 ug/l No Data Available 116 ug/l 0.14 mg/l 29 52
OCT-DEC 2017 677 ug/l No Data Available 42 ug/l No Data Available 1 3
JUL-SEP 2017 620 ug/l No Data Available 33 ug/l No Data Available 1 3
JUL-SEP 2017 1,237 ug/l No Data Available 124 ug/l 0.16 mg/l 34 58
APR-JUN 2017 1,848 ug/l No Data Available 147 ug/l 0.11 mg/l 29 62
APR-JUN 2017 1,190 ug/l No Data Available 37 ug/l No Data Available 1 3
JAN-MAR 2017 760 ug/l No Data Available 31 ug/l No Data Available 1 3
JAN-MAR 2017 1,351 ug/l No Data Available 103 ug/l 0.07 mg/l 31 67
Five Year Seasonal Graph No Data Available
Five Year Graph of All Samples No Data Available

Source(s): EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring, Hillsborough County Lake Assessments, EPC Water Quality Data, EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports, Hillsborough County Water Quality, Water quality data collected by the City of Lakeland, LAKEWATCH Supplemental Water Quality Sampling, LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring, FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET, Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data, FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section, SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data, FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida), SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (Ken Romie), SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data, USGS National Water Information System, FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations Center

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    Groundwater Quantity: Aquifer Resource Indicator

    Groundwater Quantity

    Southwest Florida Water Management District calculates the Aquifer Resource Indicator (ARI) for their three groundwater regions each month. The ARI was created to provide the public with a gauge of groundwater levels in their area, so they can develop an understanding of the severity and cycles of drought and recovery. The three regions include: North (Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion, and Sumter counties), Central (Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk counties), and South (Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, and Sarasota counties). Learn More about the Aquifer Resource Indicator >>

    To determine the ARI for a region, each well is compared weekly to its respective low-normal value and the difference is calculated. The weekly differences are reduced to a monthly value for all monitoring wells within a region, and the resulting ARI value represents how far water levels in the aquifer must rise or fall to reach their respective low-normal values.

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    Source: SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data


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      Stream Flow and Levels

      Stream level and flow data for the Hillsborough Bay Watershed. Learn More about Stream Flow »

      Stream Flow and Levels
      River Flows Whole River Range Flows Data by Segment Levels Whole River Range Levels Data By Segment
      Baker Creek In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Cow House Creek In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Flint Creek In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Hillsborough River In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Little Alafia River In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Palm River In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Tampa Bypass Canal In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.
      Cypress Creek In the past 30 days
      NO DATA
      Recent river flow data is unavailable.
        No data table or graph available
      In the past 30 days
      up Average water levels are higher than they have been historically.

      Source(s): Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, Manatee County Department of Environmental Management, Hillsborough County Stream Waterwatch, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida Water Management District, USGS National Water Information System, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

      Source(s): Not Available
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