A watershed (also called a drainage basin) is an area on the land surface from which water flows or has the potential to flow to a common destination. Watersheds are naturally separated from adjacent basins by topographic divides. Learn more about watersheds »
The Old Tampa Bay Watershed is located within Pinellas County and spans 61.1 square miles. The watershed contains 18 named lakes/ponds, 13 named rivers/streams/canals and 1 named bays/bayous.
Click the link below to view the water resources in this watershed.
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Tampa Bay Estuary Program Restoration Projects help build communities that value and contribute to Tampa's natural outdoor environment by helping improve and beautify public areas, parks and streetscapes.
Below is the list of restoration sites found in the Old Tampa Bay Watershed
Watershed Watching is a good way to learn more about the Pinellas County Watersheds and also to “add your story” of experiences in a watershed. Go see the Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center or any of the points of interest in a watershed and write about your experience and see it on this atlas. Check it out today, access this watershed's current Watershed Excursion Page »
The map below has icons denoting the locations of weather observation sites used by weather.com in and around Old Tampa Bay Watershed (outlined 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. For more details, click the "Hourly" or "10-day" links to get detailed weather status or an extended forecast. 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.
The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you. The AQI focuses on health effects you may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air. EPA calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. For each of these pollutants, EPA has established national air quality standards to protect public health. (From EPA's AIRNow)
Visit AIRNow and learn more about EPA's AQI, air quality and human health at http://www.airnow.gov/.
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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
FWCC, Fish Kills
or Pinellas County Environmental Management
|Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities||
FWCC, Wildlife Violations
|Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts||
or Pinellas County BDRS
|Aquatic Plant Removal||
|Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading||
or Pinellas County Watershed Mgmt.
|Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill||
or Pinellas County Environmental Mgmt.
FWCC - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
FDEP - Florida Department of Enviromental Protection
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Visit the following links to view historical information on this water resource: