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The Atlas contains 852 water resources which includes 7 bays and 706 lakes and 139 rivers . Data recorded in the Atlas reaches back 122 years, starting on Saturday, December 30, 1899. The most recent data is from Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Over 75,719,778 data samples have been included in the Atlas! The samples came from over 103 data sources provided by 36 different data providers. These people and agencies have helped make the Atlas an integral tool for managing our water resources.

Geographic Information Systems Data

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data consists largely of land mapping and spatial data and is used in a wide variety of fields. The lay of the land can affect almost every aspect of life, including an area's culture, government, environment, and commerce, making GIS information important to everyone. Fields such as anthropology, medical science, and natural science use GIS to measure and predict the impact of geography on a region. By mapping water resources, the Atlas provides spatial information useful to citizens, water management professionals, and scientists alike. The following core datasets are processed as part of geospatial analyses, the results of which are presented directly within Atlas components:

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GIS Dataset Name Data Custodian Data Current as of: More Information
1938 Aerial Imagery University of South Florida Water Institute 9/1/2006
1998 Hillsborough County FEMA Q3 Data City of Tampa 7/25/2014 11:11:00 AM
1999 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 3/1/2004
2004 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 11/23/2006
2006 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 11/23/2007
2007 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 3/17/2009
2008 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 6/1/2010
2009 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 6/16/2011
2010 Future Land Use Southwest Florida Water Management District 7/1/2005
2010 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 7/12/2013
2011 Aerial Imagery Southwest Florida Water Management District 9/24/2012
2014 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 4/1/2019
Artificial Reefs Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 8/6/2013
Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Hillsborough County Real Estate 12/27/2006
Environmental Protection Agency Lake Regions Environmental Protection Agency 8/1/1996
EPA Impaired Waters & TMDL Data US Environmental Protection Agency 10/23/2017
FDEP Impaired Waters & TMDL Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/24/2018
FNAI Managed Lands / Conservation Data Florida Natural Areas Inventory 3/8/2019
Hillsborough County Adopt a Pond Data Hillsborough County Government 2/1/2008
Hillsborough County Future Land Use The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission Not Available
Hillsborough County Lake Bathymetry University of South Florida Water Institute 4/1/2006
Hillsborough County Major Roads The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission 12/1/2003
Hillsborough County Road Centerlines Hillsborough County Real Estate 3/1/2009
Hillsborough County Stormwater Infrastructure Hillsborough County Government 1/1/2006
Hillsborough County Water Body Locations University of South Florida Water Institute 5/14/2005
Hillsborough County Water Body Locations University of South Florida Water Institute 2/1/2008
Hillsborough County Watershed Delineations Hillsborough County Government 9/7/2009
Hillsbourough County Sample Site Layer University of South Florida Water Institute 5/14/2005
Population Density (2000) U.S. Department of Commerce 1/1/2000
Population Estimates for Watersheds U.S. Department of Commerce 9/15/2011
SWFWMD Bathymetric Maps Southwest Florida Water Management District 6/1/2003
SWFWMD Radar Rainfall Estimates Southwest Florida Water Management District Not Available
SWFWMD Seagrass Beds Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/12/2018
USGS 1:24,000 National Hydrography Dataset University of South Florida Water Institute 9/1/2009
Water Atlas Sample Site Locations University of South Florida Water Institute 9/1/2009

Monitoring and Sampling Data

Citizens, scientists, and professionals all contribute to monitoring and sampling data in many ways. Citizens often provide information such as water levels data through volunteer programs. Scientists and professionals set up equipment at sampling stations for measuring attributes such as water quality and hydrology. They provide the data in various formats to the Atlas, which compiles, organizes, and presents the data to help people better understand the county's water resources.

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Monitoring Dataset Name Data Custodian Data Current on Atlas as of: Period of Record More Information
Biological Research Associates Florida Department of Environmental Protection 3/3/2016 9/26/2005 - 6/18/2008
City of St. Petersburg City of St. Petersburg 2/8/2021 3/20/2017 9:10:00 AM - 6/27/2019 10:49:00 AM
City of Tampa Rainfall Monitoring Network City of Tampa Not Available 12:00:00 AM - 5/10/2021 11:00:00 PM
Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Not Available 6/15/2008 8:00:00 AM - 5/11/2021 5:35:00 PM
Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough county 2/9/2021 7/5/2017 10:09:00 AM - 11/30/2020 2:17:00 PM
EPC Benthic Monitoring Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 4/11/2008 9/1/1993 8:12:00 AM - 9/26/2006 12:15:00 PM
EPC Fixed Continuous Water Monitoring Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 4/11/2008 5/14/2002 12:30:00 AM - 3/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
EPC HIMP Surveys Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 3/3/2015 3/2/2000 8:50:00 AM - 1/8/2009 12:58:23 PM
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 3/15/2020 1/3/1972 10:00:00 AM - 3/11/2020 10:48:36 AM
EPC Pollution Loading Estimates Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 3/3/2015 10/27/2005 12:00:00 PM - 6/23/2009 9:45:00 AM
EPC Tidal Streams Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 3/3/2015 5/8/2006 9:15:00 AM - 9/28/2006 2:53:00 PM
EPC Water Quality Data Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 8/21/2017 1/2/1974 - 9/27/2006
EPC Water Quality data gathered from reports Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 7/14/2014 8/22/1966 - 9/4/2001
FDEP - South Regional Operations Center Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2/9/2021 3/15/2012 11:06:00 AM - 10/15/2020 10:25:00 AM
FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations Center FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center 2/9/2021 9/23/2013 10:00:00 AM - 10/26/2020 10:40:00 AM
FDEP - Watershed Assessment Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2/9/2021 2/25/2014 9:30:00 AM - 12/9/2020 11:20:00 AM
FDEP Aquatic Plant Survey Florida Department of Environmental Protection 6/22/2006 6/30/1983 - 10/30/2003
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET Florida Department of Environmental Protection 4/19/2019 6/2/1937 - 11/23/1998
FDEP Macro Invertebrates Florida Department of Environmental Protection Not Available 8/16/1951 - 10/15/2003
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center 6/21/2018 5/14/1997 - 10/3/2017
FDEP Stream Condition Index Florida Department of Environmental Protection Not Available Not Available
FDEP Watershed Assessment Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 6/21/2018 8/21/2001 - 5/1/2013
FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2/9/2021 2/6/2011 10:07:00 AM - 9/17/2020 2:01:00 PM
FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 9/6/2019 10/5/1998 - 7/10/2017
FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida) FDEP Water Quality Standards Program 8/27/2019 3/3/2005 - 7/27/2016
FFWCC Legacy Storet Data Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 3/26/2008 10/9/1973 - 5/27/1996
Florida Automated Weather Network University of Florida Not Available 5/26/2010 5:45:00 PM - 5/11/2021 7:45:00 PM
Florida Department of Health, DCEH Florida Department of Health 2/9/2021 4/3/2017 7:10:00 AM - 12/30/2019 2:30:00 PM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 1/6/2015 1/4/1996 - 5/5/2008
Florida Healthy Beaches Program and Data (Bacterial Counts) Florida Department of Health 6/21/2018 7/31/2000 - 3/28/2017
Florida LAKEWATCH Florida LAKEWATCH 10/8/2020 4/13/2017 5:10:00 PM - 1/31/2020 2:08:00 PM
Hillsborough County Environmental Services Division Hillsborough County Environmental Services Division 2/9/2021 1/28/2019 11:23:00 AM - 1/29/2020 9:58:00 AM
Hillsborough County Lake Assessments Hillsborough County Government Not Available Not Available
Hillsborough County Lake Assessments University of South Florida Water Institute 4/16/2020 7/22/2009 - 3/3/2015
Hillsborough County Water Quality Hillsborough County Government 7/10/2019 1/3/2007 - 12/17/2013
Hydrologic, water quality, and biological assessments by USF Water Institute Staff USF Water Institute Assessments Not Available Not Available
IMAP Water Quality Data Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 5/5/2017 7/11/2000 - 7/13/2006
IMC Agrico (Florida) IMC Agrico (Mosaic Fertilizer LLC) 5/18/2010 7/24/1994 - 9/19/2002
LAKEWATCH Supplemental Water Quality Sampling Florida LAKEWATCH 6/10/2012 9/15/1979 - 12/15/2011
LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Florida LAKEWATCH 4/10/2019 8/16/1986 - 1/28/2019
Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling Data Manatee County 1/11/2018 1/11/1995 - 12/14/2017
Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling Data Manatee County 2/9/2021 1/9/2018 10:06:00 AM - 8/26/2020 1:50:00 PM
Minimum Flows and Levels Southwest Florida Water Management District Not Available Not Available
Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Not Available Not Available
National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1/28/2013 11/2/2007 2:54:00 AM - 5/11/2021 5:24:00 PM
National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Not Available Not Available
Pasco County Stormwater Management Division Pasco County 2/9/2021 11/29/2005 12:00:00 PM - 7/21/2020 1:35:00 PM
Physical Oceanographic Real-time System Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Not Available 11/23/2008 9:30:00 PM - 5/11/2021 5:24:00 PM
Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management Pinellas County 2/9/2021 6/27/2017 11:15:00 AM - 12/2/2020 4:20:00 PM
Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management Pinellas County 5/30/2018 9/1/1999 - 12/11/2002
PINELLAS Water Quality Data Pinellas County 11/18/2020 1/2/1991 9:05:00 AM - 5/21/2020 1:13:00 PM
Polk County Volunteer Rainfall Data Polk County 11/12/2009 9/20/1966 - 10/31/2009
PONDWATCH Volunteer Data Hillsborough County Government 3/26/2015 1/11/2002 8:15:00 AM - 7/23/2014 12:00:00 PM
Quarterly Routine Water Monitoring Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 3/15/2020 5/11/2005 8:07:00 AM - 3/3/2020 11:51:20 AM
Shellfish Environmental Assessment Section Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 6/14/2018 1/9/1979 - 6/13/2017
Southwest Florida Water Management District Southwest Florida Water Management District 2/9/2021 1/1/1991 12:00:00 PM - 9/29/2020 1:15:00 PM
Special sampling projects conducted by EPCHC Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission Not Available Not Available
Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer Hillsborough County Stream Waterwatch 3/26/2015 1/6/1998 - 3/13/2015 8:15:00 AM
SWFWMD Adopted Lake Levels Southwest Florida Water Management District Not Available Not Available
SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 5/11/2021 5/1/1930 - 5/11/2021 4:00:00 AM
SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/16/2010 1/1/1901 - 7/21/2008 4:45:00 AM
SWFWMD Legacy Water Quality Monitoring Program Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 2/11/2010 Not Available
SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/16/2010 1/26/2000 - 4/27/2005
SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 4/19/2019 8/4/1997 - 3/8/2016
SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (Ken Romie) SWFWMD Ken Romie 9/10/2007 6/16/1994 - 8/27/1998
Tampa Bay Water Tampa Bay Water 7/21/2018 4/18/2000 - 9/28/2016
Tampa Bay Water Tampa Bay Water 2/9/2021 10/17/2016 7:35:00 AM - 8/27/2020 1:30:00 PM
USGS National Water Information System USGS National Water Information System 5/11/2021 10/25/1907 - 5/11/2021 7:45:00 PM

 
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