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The Atlas contains 591 water resources which includes 93 bays and 209 lakes and 281 rivers and the Gulf of Mexico . Data recorded in the Atlas reaches back 124 years, starting on Monday, January 1, 1900. The most recent data is from Saturday, May 18, 2024. Over 259,883,525 data samples have been included in the Atlas! The samples came from over 131 data sources provided by 45 different data providers. These people and agencies have helped make the Atlas an integral tool for managing our water resources.

Geographic Information Systems Data

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data consists largely of land mapping and spatial data and is used in a wide variety of fields. The lay of the land can affect almost every aspect of life, including an area's culture, government, environment, and commerce, making GIS information important to everyone. Fields such as anthropology, medical science, and natural science use GIS to measure and predict the impact of geography on a region. By mapping water resources, the Atlas provides spatial information useful to citizens, water management professionals, and scientists alike. The following core datasets are processed as part of geospatial analyses, the results of which are presented directly within Atlas components:

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GIS Dataset Name Data Custodian Data Current as of: More Information
1988 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 3/20/2005
1995 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 4/1/2001
1999 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 3/1/2004
2004 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 11/23/2006
2014 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 4/1/2019
2014 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District Not Available
2020 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District Not Available
Artificial Reefs Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 8/6/2013
Charlotte Harbor Clam Leases Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership 1/17/2024
Environmental Protection Agency Lake Regions Environmental Protection Agency 8/1/1996
EPA Impaired Waters & TMDL Data US Environmental Protection Agency 10/23/2017
FDEP Impaired Waters & TMDL Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection Not Available
FNAI Managed Lands / Conservation Data Florida Natural Areas Inventory 3/8/2019
Population Density (2000) U.S. Department of Commerce 1/1/2000
Population Estimates for Watersheds U.S. Department of Commerce 12/31/2021
SFWMD 1988 Land Use/Land Cover South Florida Water Management District 6/1/2011
SFWMD 1995 Land Use/Land Cover South Florida Water Management District 6/1/2011
SFWMD 1999 Land Use/Land Cover South Florida Water Management District 6/1/2011
SFWMD 2004 Land Use/Land Cover South Florida Water Management District 6/1/2011
SFWMD 2014-16 Land Use/Land Cover South Florida Water Management District 4/1/2019
SFWMD Seagrass Beds South Florida Water Management District 6/1/2011
SWFWMD Radar Rainfall Estimates Southwest Florida Water Management District Not Available
SWFWMD Seagrass Beds Southwest Florida Water Management District 5/28/2021
USGS 1:24,000 National Hydrography Dataset University of South Florida Water Institute 9/1/2009
Water Atlas Sample Site Locations University of South Florida Water Institute 9/1/2009
Waters Not Attaining Standards (WNAS) Florida Department of Environmental Protection Not Available

Supplemental GIS Data

Additional data avaiable for view on the Water Atlas' Advanced Mapping Application.

GIS Dataset Name Data Source Data Custodian Date Loaded Abstract
Florida State Parks and Recreational Facilities University of Florida Geoplan Center Not Available 6/1/2011 This dataset contains 2009 Parks and Recreational Facilities Information for the State of Florida.
NOAA Navigational Charts National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Not Available 4/1/2011 The raster data contains geo-referenced, digital images of NOAA navigational charts.

Monitoring and Sampling Data

Citizens, scientists, and professionals all contribute to monitoring and sampling data in many ways. Citizens often provide information such as water levels data through volunteer programs. Scientists and professionals set up equipment at sampling stations for measuring attributes such as water quality and hydrology. They provide the data in various formats to the Atlas, which compiles, organizes, and presents the data to help people better understand the county's water resources.

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Monitoring Dataset Name Data Custodian Data Current on Atlas as of: Period of Record More Information
Babcock Ranch Babcock Ranch 8/7/2023 6/29/2006 - 12/10/2009
Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 5/18/2024 8/22/2011 - 12/27/2023 11:24:00 AM
Biological Research Associates Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/7/2023 9/26/2005 - 6/18/2008
Cape Coral Canal Watch City of Cape Coral 5/18/2024 5/3/1995 - 9/6/2023
Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/8/2023 9/26/2005 9:30:00 AM - 11/30/2022 4:15:00 PM
Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Network Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/18/2024 11/4/1996 6:00:00 AM - 12/5/2022 7:50:00 AM
City of Bonita Springs City of Bonita Springs 8/7/2023 1/30/2008 - 12/19/2016
City of Bonita Springs City of Bonita Springs 5/18/2024 1/19/2017 10:10:00 AM - 12/13/2023
City of Cape Coral City of Cape Coral 5/18/2024 4/4/2017 7:45:00 AM - 1/25/2024
City of Cape Coral City of Cape Coral 8/7/2023 3/17/1986 - 3/21/2017
City of Fort Myers City of Fort Myers 5/18/2024 1/12/2017 8:00:00 AM - 12/12/2023
City of Lakeland City of Lakeland 5/18/2024 9/16/2014 9:40:00 AM - 3/6/2024
City of Punta Gorda City of Punta Gorda 8/7/2023 8/7/1989 - 12/12/2007
City of Sanibel Natural Resources Department City of Sanibel 5/18/2024 1/12/2017 9:15:00 AM - 12/11/2023
City of Sanibel, Natural Resources Department City of Sanibel 8/7/2023 1/22/2002 - 12/13/2016
Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership (Matlacha Pass) Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership 5/18/2024 1/24/2017 9:56:00 AM - 1/30/2024
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Bokeelia Lee County 8/7/2023 Not Available
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Charlotte Harbor East Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership 8/7/2023 5/23/2001 - 5/6/2010
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Charlotte Harbor Preserve (Cape Haze) Benchmark Laboratories 8/7/2023 5/21/2001 - 5/6/2010
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Charlotte Harbor West Benchmark Laboratories 8/7/2023 5/21/2001 - 5/6/2010
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Estero Bay Lee County 8/7/2023 9/10/2003 - 10/17/2005
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Lower Lemon Bay Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership 8/7/2023 5/10/2001 - 12/8/2009
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Matlacha Pass City of Cape Coral 8/7/2023 3/20/2002 - 12/22/2016
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Pine Island Sound Lee County 8/7/2023 9/22/2003 - 10/18/2005
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - San Carlos Bay Lee County 8/7/2023 3/26/2002 - 3/11/2009
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Tidal Caloosahatchee River Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership 8/7/2023 5/30/2002 - 10/10/2005
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Tidal Myakka River Benchmark Laboratories 8/7/2023 5/21/2001 - 5/4/2010
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Tidal Peace River Benchmark Laboratories 8/7/2023 5/23/2001 - 5/4/2010
Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System 8/7/2023 6/15/2008 8:00:00 AM - 5/18/2024 6:35:00 PM
Collier County Coastal Zone Management Department Collier County 5/18/2024 7/17/2017 - 12/4/2023
Collier County Pollution Control Collier County 5/18/2024 2/6/2017 - 2/13/2024
Enviro-Audit Enviro-Audit 5/18/2024 8/15/2017 - 4/10/2024
Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve 8/8/2023 7/14/2004 9:15:00 AM - 9/30/2023 11:45:00 PM
FDEP - Central Regional Operations Center FDEP Central Regional Operations Center 5/18/2024 7/26/2012 9:13:00 AM - 3/28/2024
FDEP - Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/18/2024 11/27/2007 - 4/9/2024
FDEP - South Regional Operations Center Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/18/2024 3/15/2012 11:06:00 AM - 3/18/2024
FDEP - Southeast Regional Operations Center FDEP Southeast Regional Operations Center 5/18/2024 10/27/2016 2:15:00 PM - 3/25/2024
FDEP - Watershed Assessment Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/18/2024 2/25/2014 9:30:00 AM - 3/13/2024
FDEP Aquatic Plant Survey Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/7/2023 6/30/1983 - 10/30/2003
FDEP Central Regional Operations Center FDEP Central Regional Operations Center 8/7/2023 1/11/1999 - 10/16/2017
FDEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic/Buffer Preserves Sampling Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/7/2023 11/4/1996 - 5/1/2017
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET Florida Department of Environmental Protection 9/15/2023 6/2/1937 - 11/23/1998
FDEP South District Sampling Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/7/2023 1/26/1999 - 10/9/2017
FDEP Southeast Regional Operations Center FDEP Southeast Regional Operations Center 8/7/2023 3/12/2003 - 4/27/2016
FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center 8/7/2023 5/14/1997 - 10/3/2017
FDEP Watershed Assessment Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/7/2023 8/21/2001 - 5/1/2013
FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/7/2023 10/5/1998 - 7/10/2017
FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/18/2024 2/6/2011 10:07:00 AM - 2/12/2024
FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida) FDEP Water Quality Standards Program 8/7/2023 3/3/2005 - 7/27/2016
FFWCC Legacy Storet Data Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 9/15/2023 10/9/1973 - 5/27/1996
Florida Automated Weather Network University of Florida 8/7/2023 5/26/2010 5:45:00 PM - 5/18/2024 7:45:00 PM
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Department of Environmental Protection 9/15/2023 2/8/1984 - 9/22/1998
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida LAKEWATCH 9/15/2023 12/5/1993 - 1/31/1996
Florida Department of Health, DCEH Florida Department of Health 5/18/2024 4/3/2017 - 12/27/2023
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 8/7/2023 1/4/1996 - 5/5/2008
Florida Healthy Beaches Program and Data (Bacterial Counts) Florida Department of Health 8/7/2023 7/31/2000 - 3/28/2017
Florida LAKEWATCH Florida LAKEWATCH 8/7/2023 1/15/1988 - 1/5/2017
Florida LAKEWATCH Florida LAKEWATCH 5/18/2024 4/13/2017 5:10:00 PM - 11/6/2023
Hydrologic, water quality, and biological assessments by USF Water Institute Staff USF Water Institute Assessments Not Available Not Available
IMAP Water Quality Data Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 8/7/2023 7/11/2000 - 7/13/2006
LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Florida LAKEWATCH 9/15/2023 8/16/1986 - 1/28/2019
LCHCD River Sampling Lee County 5/18/2024 1/27/2016 - 12/21/2023
Lee County Lee County 9/24/2021 6/1/1989 - 12/27/2017
Lee County Department of Natural Resources Lee County 8/7/2023 7/9/2014 - 10/22/2023 4:00:00 AM
Lee County Environmental Laboratories Lee County 5/18/2024 1/3/2018 - 2/28/2024
Lee County Environmental Laboratory Lee County 5/18/2024 5/10/1989 - 7/5/2023 11:40:00 AM
Lee County Pondwatch Lee County 5/18/2024 1/1/2000 - 12/23/2023
Legacy STORET for EPA National Parks Service Water Resource Division EPA National Parks Service Water Resource Division 9/15/2023 7/23/1991 - 6/16/1993
Legacy STORET for USEPA US Environmental Protection Agency 9/15/2023 3/10/1973 - 11/8/1973
Legacy STORET for USEPA Region 4 US Environmental Protection Agency 9/15/2023 5/2/1989 - 5/23/1990
Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District 5/18/2024 4/4/2017 7:00:00 AM - 1/18/2024
Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling Data Manatee County 5/18/2024 1/9/2018 10:06:00 AM - 12/6/2023
Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling Data Manatee County 8/7/2023 1/11/1995 - 12/14/2017
Mote Marine Historic Data from Legacy STORET Mote Marine Laboratory 9/15/2023 4/11/1990 - 5/10/1994
National Weather Service National Digital Forecast Database National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 8/7/2023 1/1/1900 - 5/18/2024 6:56:00 PM
Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority 5/18/2024 1/5/2017 10:00:00 AM - 12/19/2023
Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (FL) Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority 8/7/2023 2/9/1993 - 12/22/2016
Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management Pinellas County 9/24/2021 9/1/1999 - 12/11/2002
Polk County Natural Resources Division Polk County 11/8/2022 7/25/1984 - 12/17/2015
Polk County NRD Polk County Not Available Not Available
Polk County Volunteer Rainfall Data Polk County 8/7/2023 9/20/1966 - 10/31/2009
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation 8/7/2023 1/6/2000 - 11/29/2016
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation 5/18/2024 1/12/2012 9:45:00 AM - 1/30/2024
Sarasota County Automated Rainfall Management System Sarasota County 5/18/2024 1/25/2004 - 5/18/2024 6:00:00 PM
Sarasota County Coastal Creeks Sarasota County 5/18/2024 2/24/1998 - 1/22/2024 2:05:00 PM
Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling Data Sarasota County 8/8/2023 3/18/2004 4:00:00 PM - 4/30/2007 6:30:00 PM
Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling Data Sarasota County 5/18/2024 2/24/1998 - 4/3/2024 2:02:00 PM
Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET Sarasota County 9/15/2023 1/3/1989 - 10/14/1998
SFWMD Legacy Water Quality Sampling Data South Florida Water Management District 9/15/2023 11/8/1977 - 12/14/1998
SFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data South Florida Water Management District 8/7/2023 1/4/1978 - 10/10/2016
Shellfish Environmental Assessment Data Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 9/15/2023 1/9/1979 - 6/18/2003
Shellfish Environmental Assessment Section Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 8/7/2023 1/9/1979 - 6/13/2017
South Florida Water Management District South Florida Water Management District 5/18/2024 5/15/2007 12:00:00 PM - 4/4/2024
Southwest Florida Water Management District Southwest Florida Water Management District 5/18/2024 1/1/1991 - 1/10/2024
SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 5/18/2024 5/1/1930 - 5/18/2024 4:00:00 PM
SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/7/2023 1/1/1901 - 7/21/2008 4:45:00 AM
SWFWMD Legacy Water Quality Sampling Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 9/15/2023 4/1/1992 - 12/17/1998
SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/7/2023 1/26/2000 - 4/27/2005
SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/7/2023 8/4/1997 - 3/8/2016
SWFWMD/DEP Water Quality Sampling Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/7/2023 1/22/1998 - 12/13/2000
USEPA Region 4 US Environmental Protection Agency 9/15/2023 11/11/1973 - 2/12/1977
USGS National Water Information System USGS National Water Information System 5/18/2024 10/25/1907 - 5/17/2024
Water quality data collected by the City of Lakeland City of Lakeland 9/15/2023 8/10/1966 12:30:00 PM - 6/8/2021
Winter Haven Water Quality Data City of Winter Haven Not Available Not Available

 
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