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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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Old Tampa Bay

Old Tampa Bay is one of the largest watersheds in Pinellas County.  It encompasses many different subbasins such as Allen’s Creek, Alligator Creek and Alligator Lake, Bishop Creek, Long Branch, and Roosevelt Creek.  The discharge from this watershed combines with the discharge from the Tarpon Bypass Canal and forms the open water portion of this watershed, spanning from Oldsmar to the North down past the Bayside and Howard Frankland Bridges, past Feathersound to the Gandy Bridge in St Petersburg. 
Because of its geographical location, the estuarine portion of Old Tampa Bay gets very little water circulation and therefore often suffers from low dissolved oxygen.

Eagle Lake Park

Phillippe Park

R.E. Olds Park