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Working to Improve Water Quality in Lealman

A grant provided by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program has enabled Pinellas County to do some education work with the Lealman community. We hope to strengthen the community’s understanding of the link ...
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St. Joseph Sound


The St. Joseph Sound Watershed is located in the northwest-most corner of Pinellas County and spans south from the Anclote River to Stephenson’s Creek in Clearwater.  This is a very large area draining most of Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor and Dunedin, and is mostly residential.  Some of the primary waterbodies in this watershed include the Anclote River, Salt Lake, Curlew Creek and Smith Bayou.  The watershed drains out into the Sound, which is an area prolific in seagrass, habitat for many estuarine species.  While some of the inland waterbodies have been impacted by urban runoff, the water quality in the Sound itself remains good due to adequate flushing.