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The Atlas contains 127 water resources which includes 8 bays and 69 lakes and 49 rivers and the Gulf of Mexico . Data recorded in the Atlas reaches back 119 years, starting on Monday, January 1, 1900. The most recent data is from Monday, September 16, 2019. Over 54,684,253 data samples have been included in the Atlas! The samples came from over 49 data sources provided by 18 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
1999 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 3/1/2004
2000 Incorporated Places United States Census Bureau 1/1/2000
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 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
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
Population Density (2000) U.S. Department of Commerce 1/1/2000
Population Estimates for Watersheds U.S. Department of Commerce 9/15/2011
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
City of St. Petersburg City of St. Petersburg 6/21/2018 6/26/2013 - 10/31/2017
City of St. Petersburg City of St. Petersburg 7/30/2019 3/20/2017 9:10:00 AM - 5/21/2019 10:54:00 AM
COAST Water Quality Monitoring Southwest Florida Water Management District 3/3/2016 1/26/2000 - 12/8/2009
Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Not Available 6/15/2008 8:00:00 AM - 9/14/2019 6:35:00 PM
FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations Center FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center 7/31/2019 12/3/2013 12:35:00 PM - 5/15/2019 10:19:00 AM
FDEP - Watershed Assessment Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 7/31/2019 Not Available
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET Florida Department of Environmental Protection 4/19/2019 6/2/1937 - 11/23/1998
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center 6/21/2018 5/14/1997 - 10/3/2017
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 9/6/2019 10/5/1998 - 7/10/2017
FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/27/2019 2/7/2012 11:05:00 AM - 6/4/2019 11:20:00 AM
Hydrologic, water quality, and biological assessments by USF Water Institute Staff USF Water Institute Assessments Not Available Not Available
LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Florida LAKEWATCH 4/10/2019 8/16/1986 - 1/28/2019
Legacy Pinellas Water Quality Data Pinellas County 2/11/2010 1/2/1991 - 12/11/2002
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 - 9/14/2019 5:54:00 PM
National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Not Available Not Available
National Weather Service National Digital Forecast Database National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4/12/2016 1/1/1900 - 9/14/2019 6:57:00 PM
Physical Oceanographic Real-time System Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Not Available 11/23/2008 9:30:00 PM - 9/14/2019 5:48:00 PM
Pinellas County Data Loggers Pinellas County Data Loggers Not Available 10/6/2016 3:30:00 PM - 9/13/2019 1:30:00 PM
PINELLAS Water Quality Data Pinellas County 5/4/2019 1/2/1991 9:05:00 AM - 12/19/2018 2:17:00 PM
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 5/4/2019 1/1/1991 12:00:00 PM - 12/12/2018 12:04:00 PM
SWFWMD Adopted Lake Levels Southwest Florida Water Management District Not Available Not Available
SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 9/14/2019 5/1/1930 - 9/14/2019 5:00:00 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
USGS National Water Information System USGS National Water Information System 9/16/2019 10/25/1907 - 9/16/2019 3:35:00 PM

 
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