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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 site
    Closest Rainfall site
    Rainfall sampling site
    Multi-type sampling site
    Other sampling site

    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 40 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 218,239 samples ranging from 1/5/1961 to 6/21/2019. 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 Regional Operations Center275641908224075
    FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center2756550822408
    FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center275709208222117
    FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center275721508221174
    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
    Tampa Bay WaterPR1
    Tampa Bay WaterPR2
    Tampa Bay WaterPR3
    USGS National Water Information System02301802
    USGS National Water Information System02301804
    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

    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

    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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      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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