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Palm River

Palm River


located within Hillsborough Bay Watershed

Associated Names

  • Six Mile Creek, Tampa Bypass Canal

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters North of Adamo Dr and 78th St N In Tampa
Mouth Hillsborough Bay
River Length Within Atlases 3 miles

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    Hydrology Sampling Sites
    Other Sampling Sites

    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 36 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 114,054 samples ranging from 1/5/1961 to 4/21/2017. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    EPC HIMP SurveysPalm River4
    EPC HIMP SurveysPalm River5
    EPC HIMP SurveysPalm River6
    EPC HIMP SurveysPalm River7
    EPC HIMP SurveysPalm River8
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring109
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring110
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring1703
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring1705
    EPC Monthly Routine Water Monitoring177
    EPC Water Quality Data109
    EPC Water Quality Data110
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030508
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030509
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030510
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24030511
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data275641908224075
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data2756550822408
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data275709208222117
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data275721508221174
    Hillsborough County Lake AssessmentsPalm River @ Hwy 60
    Hillsborough County Lake AssessmentsPalm River at Mouth
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringPalm River-136-Hillsborough
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 136
    Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer 335
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19289
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data19290
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-35
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-36
    USGS National Water Information System02301802
    USGS National Water Information System02301805
    USGS National Water Information System275644082240400
    USGS National Water Information System275647082240601
    USGS National Water Information System275649082232400
    USGS National Water Information System275653082230800
    USGS National Water Information System275655082223200



    The map below has icons denoting the locations of weather observation sites used by near Palm River (highlighted in blue). Click on an icon for a weather summary which includes current temperature, cloud conditions, humidity level, wind speed/direction, today's high and low temperature forecast, and summary forecast for the next four days. data is a service of The Weather Channel, a 24-hour, 7-day network providing weather information via cable TV, internet, and radio.

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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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      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


      Fish Kill

      FWCC, Fish Kills

      General Concerns/Complaints


      Industrial Waste/Spill


      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

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

      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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        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 Palm River have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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