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Ainger Creek

Ainger Creek


located within Lemon Bay Watershed

Associated Names

  • Rock Creek, Rocky Creek

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters Confluence of Multiple Rivers South West of Winchester Blvd, Sarasota County
Mouth Lemon Bay
River Length Within Atlases 8 miles

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    Hydrology sampling site
    Closest Rainfall site
    Rainfall sampling site
    Multi-type sampling site
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    Data Summary

    This water resource is monitored by 20 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 7,469 samples ranging from 10/3/1972 to 2/3/2020. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring NetworkLBANG1
    FDEP - Charlotte Harbor Aquatic PreservesLBANG1
    FDEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic/Buffer Preserves Sampling DataLBANG1
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010600
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0017FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0018FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0019FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0020FTM
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section11212
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section27124
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764157
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764158
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764238
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764239
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764363
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764364
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764484
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764507
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764508
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764705

    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

    DeSoto, Hardee, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota:
    FDEP Southwest Office, 1-813-470-5700

    Charlotte & Lee:
    FDEP South Office, 1-239-344-5600

    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

    DeSoto, Hardee, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota:
    FDEP Southwest Office, 1-813-470-5700

    Charlotte & Lee:
    FDEP South Office, 1-239-344-5600

    Aquatic Plant Removal

    Polk County: 1-863-534-7074
    Elsewhere: 1-813-744-6163

    Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading


    Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill

    DeSoto, Hardee, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota:
    FDEP Southwest Office, 1-813-470-5700

    Charlotte & Lee:
    FDEP South Office, 1-239-344-5600

    Source(s): USF Water Institute

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

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      CHNEP 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 »

      1 volunteer on Ainger Creek has submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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