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Middle Tampa Bay Watershed

Middle Tampa Bay Watershed

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This section includes information about the geography and land use within the watershed, including the historical and current forms of land use.

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Population

How the Land is Used
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Source(s): U.S Department of Commerce


The following information illustrates the change in population within the watershed during the past few decades.

Total Population within each Watershed from 1970-2010
Watershed 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010  
Boca Ciega Bay Watershed 216,370 281,826 313,279 328,027 318,423 Graph
Coastal Old Tampa Bay Watershed 174,873 285,124 428,966 516,206 560,500 Graph
Coastal Pinellas/Anclote Watershed 112,051 202,027 262,577 265,580 298,207 Graph
Hillsborough Bay Watershed 421,827 575,899 726,898 846,609 1,118,847 Graph
Lower Tampa Bay Watershed 5,795 6,199 18,768 10,533 15,037 Graph
Manatee River Watershed 58,542 88,646 128,613 141,199 194,032 Graph
Middle Tampa Bay Watershed 164,990 181,251 185,012 206,388 216,717 Graph
Terra Ceia Bay Watershed 4,352 8,141 8,885 12,242 13,888 Graph
Totals for All Watershed Areas 1,158,800 1,629,113 2,072,998 2,326,784 2,735,651  

Source(s): U.S Department of Commerce

    (Statistics shown are only for the watershed area within the boundary of this Water Atlas)

     
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    Land Acquisition and Protection

    Land Acquisition and Protection

    The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is the primary source for information on Florida's conservation lands. The Inventory database includes boundaries and statistics for more than 1,400 federal, state, local, and private managed areas, all provided directly by the managing agencies. National parks, state forests, wildlife management areas, local and private preserves are examples of the managed areas included.

    11% of the land area within the Middle Tampa Bay Watershed is under protection.

    The amount of protected land under federal, state, local, and private ownership
    Ownership Area (square miles)
    Federal 6.52
    Local 18.87
    State 18.85
    Source: Florida Natural Areas Inventory
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      Land Use / Land Cover

      Land Use and Land Cover

      Land Cover categorizes the land in terms of the observed physical surface characteristics. For example, while the land use may be classified as agricultural, the land cover may be classified as upland or wetland. Learn more about land use and land cover »

      Interactive Land Use Viewer (BETA)

      The interactive map shown below demonstrates how the use of land within and around Middle Tampa Bay Watershed has changed over time. Use the slider control at the top left of the map to change the year displayed. Use the visibility slider at the top right to change the opacity of the land use layer.

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      Land Use Legend

      • Urban & Built-up
      • Agriculture
      • Rangeland
      • Upland Forests
      • Water
      • Wetlands
      • Barren Land
      • Utilities
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      • Watershed Boundary
      Acreage and Percentage within each Land Use / Land Cover Category for Middle Tampa Bay Watershed
      Year Urban & Built-up Agriculture Rangeland Upland Forests Water Wetlands Barren Land Transportation and Utilities
      Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres%
      201169,9972760,098238,398312,297578,1473029,07411592< 13,9942
      201068,9242661,626248,188312,102578,1943029,12311530< 13,9092
      200968,0512662,775248,632312,447577,7573028,90911276< 13,7501
      200866,2692565,272259,175413,105577,5673027,33410410< 13,4661
      200765,1212565,925259,593413,171577,7143027,23410375< 13,4641
      200662,9982468,000269,556413,482577,5453027,42010146< 13,4501
      200561,7542468,877269,753413,834577,4813027,22910265< 13,4061
      200458,8762271,053279,882414,348677,2792927,46110294< 13,4051
      199946,8411880,9103110,487415,806671,7122733,2871310603,4491
      199541,3691683,1893213,010516,677671,5222733,563139103,1761
      199039,1641582,9423213,906516,863666,7982534,166139803,2821
      197429,8321578,8454050,8912612,38263,399217,58592,642100

      Source(s): Southwest Florida Water Management District

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