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Hillsborough Bay

Hillsborough Bay


located within the following watersheds: Middle Tampa Bay Watershed, Hillsborough Bay Watershed

General Information


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Associated Names

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Map Legend

Water Quality sampling site
Hydrology sampling site
Closest Rainfall site
Rainfall sampling site
Multi-type sampling site
Other sampling site

Data Summary

This water resource is monitored by 173 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 6,175,082 samples ranging from 5/1/1969 to 8/17/2019. The sites sampling this water resource are:

Datasource (click for details)Station ID
EPC Fixed Continuous Water Monitoring4
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend401
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend402
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend403
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend404
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend405
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend406
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend407
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend408
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend409
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend410
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend411
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend412
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend413
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend414
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend415
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend416
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend417
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend418
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend419
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend421
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend422
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend423
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend424
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend425
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend426
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend427
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend428
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend429
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend430
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend431
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend432
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend433
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend439
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend440
EPC HIMP SurveysBig Bend480
EPC HIMP SurveysPalm River1
EPC HIMP SurveysPalm River2
EPC HIMP SurveysPalm River3
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14410
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14415
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14418
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14420
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14421
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14424
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14426
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14427
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14429
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14431
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring14439
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring1701
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring1702
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring2
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring44
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring52
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring54
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring55
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring58
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring6
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring7
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring70
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring71
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring73
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring8
EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring80
EPC Water Quality Data44
EPC Water Quality Data52
EPC Water Quality Data54
EPC Water Quality Data55
EPC Water Quality Data58
EPC Water Quality Data6
EPC Water Quality Data7
EPC Water Quality Data70
EPC Water Quality Data71
EPC Water Quality Data73
EPC Water Quality Data8
EPC Water Quality Data80
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010004
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010005
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010006
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010007
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010008
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010009
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010011
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010012
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010050
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24011313
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24011314
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24020901
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24020902
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24020905
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030203
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030205
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030206
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030207
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030305
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030602
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030701
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030702
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030703
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030704
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center24040076
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center274733508224499
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center2748260822351
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center2748260822435
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center2749090822257
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center27541138225118
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center275414228224347
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center27541458224534
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center2754350822512
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center2754510822421
Florida Department of Health, DCEHHILLSBOROUGH125
Florida Healthy Beaches Program and Data (Bacterial Counts)HILLSBOROUGH125
IMAP Water Quality DataFLW200628
IMAP Water Quality DataSTR200016
IMAP Water Quality DataSTR200211
IMAP Water Quality DataTAM200008
IMAP Water Quality DataTAM200013
IMAP Water Quality DataTAM200029
National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) 8726667
Physical Oceanographic Real-time System8726667
Physical Oceanographic Real-time System8726669
Physical Oceanographic Real-time System8726673
Physical Oceanographic Real-time System8726679
Physical Oceanographic Real-time System8726694
Quarterly Routine Water Monitoring560
Quarterly Routine Water Monitoring594
Quarterly Routine Water Monitoring599
Tampa Bay WaterARBAY000
Tampa Bay WaterDISM
Tampa Bay WaterDISN
Tampa Bay WaterDISS
Tampa Bay WaterHRBAY000
Tampa Bay WaterINTM
Tampa Bay WaterINTN
Tampa Bay WaterINTS
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Tampa Bay WaterM21
Tampa Bay WaterM22
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Tampa Bay WaterM27
Tampa Bay WaterM28
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Tampa Bay WaterM30
Tampa Bay WaterM31
Tampa Bay WaterM32
Tampa Bay WaterM33
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Tampa Bay WaterNAB
Tampa Bay WaterD
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Water Resource Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 25,491 acres


Watershed Middle Tampa Bay Watershed
Latitude 27° 51' 54"
Longitude 82° 26' 24"
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Tributaries and Passes

Tributaries Alafia River, Archie Creek, Bullfrog Creek, Delaney Creek, Delaney Creek Popoff Canal, Hillsborough River, North Archie Creek, Palm River, Ybor City Drain


    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

    FDEP 1-850-305-3903

    Fish Kill

    FWCC, Fish Kills

    General Concerns/Complaints


    Industrial Waste/Spill

    FDEP State Watch Office

    Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities

    FWCC, Wildlife Violations
    or via cell phone, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier

    Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts


    Aquatic Plant Removal

    1-813-744-6163 or 6164

    Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading


    Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill


    Source(s): USF Water Institute

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

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      Report Water Pollution

      Every one of us contributes pollution to our streams, lakes, bays and oceans. The wastewater, dirt, and debris of our lives eventually drains downstream. Each of us must minimize our contribution to keep our waterways healthy and enjoyable. Some materials are powerful pollutants like raw sewage, petroleum, or pesticides, but even natural, biodegradable plant materials can add nitrogen to water resources and cause algal blooms and fish kills. Please use the information below to assist you in reporting an incident to the correct agency. Learn More about Reporting Pollution »

      To Report Water Pollution:

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      Get Involved

      Tampa Bay needs you to help manage and protect its natural resources! Fill out this form, and we will contact you with more information about becoming a volunteer. Learn more about volunteering »

      0 volunteers on Hillsborough Bay have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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