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Boca Ciega Bay Watershed

Boca Ciega Bay Watershed

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General Information

What is a Watershed?

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 »

Description

The Boca Ciega Bay Watershed is located within Pinellas County and spans 19.9 square miles. The watershed contains 4 named lakes/ponds, 4 named rivers/streams/canals and 2 named bays/bayous.

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Tampa Bay Estuary Program Restoration Projects

Tampa Bay Estuary Program

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.

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Restoration sites within Boca Ciega Bay Watershed:

Watershed Excursions

Watershed Excursions - Watershed Watchers

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 »

 

Regulation

Regulation

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
1-850-488-5600 (to report an accident) or
1-888-404-3922 (to report unsafe boating)

Algal Blooms

FWCC

Fish Kill

FWCC, Fish Kills
1-800-636-0511

General Concerns/Complaints

FDEP
1-813-632-7600

or Pinellas County Watershed Management
1-727-464-4425

Industrial Waste/Spill

FDEP
1-800-320-0519

Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities

FWCC, Wildlife Violations
1-888-404-3922
or via cell phone, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier

Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts

FDEP
1-813-632-7600

or Pinellas County Water & Navigation
1-727-453-3385

Aquatic Plant Removal

FWCC
1-813-744-6163 or 6164

Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading

FDEP
1-813-632-7600 or via cell phone, dial #DEP

or Pinellas County Watershed Management
1-727-464-4425

Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill

FDEP
1-813-632-7600

or Pinellas County Water & Navigation
1-727-453-3385

Source(s): USF Water Institute

Legend:
FWCC - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
FDEP - Florida Department of Enviromental Protection

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