An edition of: WaterAtlas.org
Sarasota County, USF Water Institute
This interactive map brings all water resource-related information together in one place
Use this interactive map to find data from continuously-reporting monitoring stations
View the geographic distribution and variability of rainfall amounts, access statistical rainfall summaries, or download rainfall data
View a map of recent rainfall in Sarasota County, as measured by County-operated remote monitoring stations
View bathymetry, vegetation surveys, and habitat analysis for west-central Florida tidal creeks
View monitoring results in the form of maps and charts and learn about oysters' role in ecosystems
Visualize spatial and temporal changes in important water quality measures
Search the Water Atlas library using keyword(s) and an interactive map
Find a particular water resource on any of the Water Atlas websites using this tool
Use this tool to graph water resource data and to download data for your own analysis
View an analysis of water quality trends over a ten-year period, showing areas of improvement and decline
Explore water quality status and trends in 17 coastal creeks and their watersheds
Explore water quality status and trends in Sarasota County's 8 major bay systems and their watersheds
Get detailed information about projects that remove pollutants from our waterways: TN, TP, TSS, DO and bacteria
Find information about our data sources, including frequency and currency of data updates
Take a virtual tour of Alligator Creek, rich with wetlands, trails, mangrove forests, and wildlife
Take a virtual tour of this productive tidal creek that flows from the Celery Fields to Roberts Bay
Learn about techniques for capturing and using rainwater to reduce stormwater pollution and flooding while creating attractive landscapes
Review management plans for Sarasota's bay systems, and see a map of projects that support those plans
Learn about the efforts of Sarasota County and its partners to protect beachgoers from water-borne pathogens
Learn how Sarasota County and its co-permittees manage stormwater to minimize surface water pollution
Hurricanes, tropical storms and heavy rainfall can occur any time in Sarasota County, making YOUR property subject to flooding
Search our library of water-related documents, maps, websites, videos and organizations
View hundreds of photographs that accurately and artistically capture the beauty of local waterways
Enjoy the stories of local residents whose lives and livelihoods have been intimately connected with our waterways
Be informed about important water-related news with implications in Sarasota County and elsewhere
Use this calendar to find opportunities for recreation, volunteering, and citizen participation
Watch these videos to learn how to protect and enjoy Sarasota County's waterways
See recent and historic photos of area waterways, submitted by Water Atlas sponsors, partners and users
Find out how you can participate in improving Sarasota County's watersheds
Learn about neighborhoods that are actively involved in projects to improve water quality and habitat diversity
Discover the beauty and importance of seagrass habitats, and sign up to help monitor their health
See a water quality problem happening? Report it here.
Review results of the Sarasota Watershed Symposium, a forum for ideas and plans for improving coastal habitats
Do you have old photos or documents, or an interesting water-related story to tell? Submit them here.
Suggest web links or videos, submit documents, or provide contact information for people or organizations
Learn about the purpose of the Water Atlas program, the organizations who sponsor this Atlas, the people who maintain it, and the sources of its data
Leave feedback; Ask Questions; Report Problems
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The purpose of this database is to catalog all projects in the county which provide pollutant removal. This information is important to quantify efforts in protecting waters of the state. This information will be used for planning, regulatory compliance and historical purposes. The database will include projects that provide quantifiable reductions in Total Nitrogen (TN), Total Phosphorous (TP), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Bacteria from point or non-point-sources.
View Pollutant Reductions by Project
View Pollutant Reductions by WBID
Pollutant load reductions achieved by a project are based on estimates from the best available data sources. The emphasis is on TN, TP, TSS, BOD and Bacteria however a project may achieve other benefits.
Pollutant load reductions for each project are grouped by Water Body Identification Numbers (WBID).
The pollutant removals presented here are based on standard professional practices such as models approved for use by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the National Estuary Programs or other similar methods or models. For each project the method of calculation is specifically named. If a grant or permit was involved in the project the same estimates used for the purposes of the grant or permit are the ones presented here.
Modeling and loading estimates are often based on average concentrations, typical runoff volumes or presumed conditions. Each model is different and will produce different results.