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The Atlas contains 216 water resources which includes 22 bays and 82 lakes and 111 rivers and the Gulf of Mexico . Data recorded in the Atlas reaches back 119 years, starting on Monday, January 1, 1900. The most recent data is from Monday, July 22, 2019. Over 45,714,098 data samples have been included in the Atlas! The samples came from over 74 data sources provided by 25 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
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
2006 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 11/23/2007
2007 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 3/17/2009
2008 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 6/1/2010
2009 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 6/16/2011
2010 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 7/12/2013
2011 Aerial Imagery Southwest Florida Water Management District 9/24/2012
2014 Land-Use and Land-Cover Southwest Florida Water Management District 4/1/2019
Artificial Reefs Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 8/6/2013
Environmental Protection Agency Lake Regions Environmental Protection Agency 8/1/1996
Environmentally Sensitive Land Protection Program Sarasota County 3/1/2006
EPA Impaired Waters & TMDL Data US Environmental Protection Agency 10/23/2017
FDEP Impaired Waters & TMDL Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/24/2018
FNAI Managed Lands / Conservation Data Florida Natural Areas Inventory 3/8/2019
FWRI Sea Turtle Nesting Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 6/1/2004
Impervious Surfaces Sarasota County 2/15/2013
Manatee Synoptic Surveys Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 7/1/2005
Mote Marine Laboratory Manatee Aerial Surveys Mote Marine Laboratory 3/16/2010
Population Density (2000) U.S. Department of Commerce 1/1/2000
Population Estimates for Watersheds U.S. Department of Commerce 9/15/2011
SARASOTA / USF Water Institute Hydrography Layer University of South Florida Water Institute 1/23/2004
Sarasota County Artificial Reefs Sarasota County 12/28/2003
SBEP Shoreline Classification Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Not Available
SWFWMD Radar Rainfall Estimates Southwest Florida Water Management District Not Available
SWFWMD Seagrass Beds Southwest Florida Water Management District 6/14/2013
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

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
Audubon Christmas Bird Count National Audubon Society Not Available Not Available
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Tidal Myakka River Benchmark Laboratories 2/25/2016 5/21/2001 - 5/4/2010
Coastal Charlotte Harbor Monitoring Network (CCHMN) - Tidal Peace River Benchmark Laboratories 2/25/2016 5/23/2001 - 5/4/2010
EMD Streamflow Data Manatee County Department of Environmental Management 3/30/2009 7/1/1988 - 9/30/2008
FDEP - Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves Florida Department of Environmental Protection 4/30/2019 6/5/2017 5:58:00 AM - 3/4/2019 8:12:00 AM
FDEP - South Regional Operations Center Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/1/2019 1/27/2014 1:31:00 PM - 3/13/2019 1:10:00 PM
FDEP - Watershed Assessment Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/6/2019 Not Available
FDEP Aquatic Plant Survey Florida Department of Environmental Protection 6/22/2006 6/30/1983 - 10/30/2003
FDEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic/Buffer Preserves Sampling Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 10/18/2017 11/4/1996 - 5/1/2017
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET Florida Department of Environmental Protection 4/19/2019 6/2/1937 - 11/23/1998
FDEP South District Sampling Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 4/19/2019 2/17/1999 - 10/9/2017
FDEP Watershed Assessment Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 6/21/2018 8/21/2001 - 5/1/2013
FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/1/2019 1/7/2013 11:20:00 AM - 3/13/2019 11:11:00 AM
FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section Florida Department of Environmental Protection 4/19/2019 10/5/1998 - 7/10/2017
FFWCC Triploid Grass Carp Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Not Available Not Available
Florida Automated Weather Network University of Florida Not Available 5/26/2010 5:45:00 PM - 7/21/2019 6:45:00 PM
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN SARASOTA COUNTY BEACH RESULTS Florida Department of Health 7/22/2019 11/6/2017 - 7/15/2019
Florida Department of Health, DCEH Florida Department of Health 5/1/2019 4/3/2017 7:10:00 AM - 12/28/2018 9:00:00 AM
Florida Healthy Beaches Program and Data (Bacterial Counts) Florida Department of Health 6/21/2018 7/31/2000 - 3/28/2017
Florida LAKEWATCH Florida LAKEWATCH 12/18/2018 1/15/1988 - 1/5/2017
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 5/5/2017 7/11/2000 - 7/13/2006
LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Florida LAKEWATCH 4/10/2019 8/16/1986 - 1/28/2019
Lee County Pondwatch Lee County 1/10/2019 1/1/2000 - 12/10/2018
Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling Data Manatee County 1/11/2018 1/11/1995 - 12/14/2017
Mote Marine Historic Data from Legacy STORET Mote Marine Laboratory 8/29/2007 4/11/1990 - 5/10/1994
Mote Marine Laboratory Weather and Tide Data Mote Marine Laboratory 7/22/2019 4/8/1965 - 7/22/2019
National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1/28/2013 11/2/2007 2:54:00 AM - 7/21/2019 5:54:00 PM
National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Not Available Not Available
National Weather Service National Digital Forecast Database National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4/12/2016 1/1/1900 - 7/21/2019 6:56:00 PM
Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority 5/6/2019 1/5/2017 10:00:00 AM - 12/19/2018 2:40:00 PM
Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (FL) Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority 6/21/2018 2/9/1993 - 12/22/2016
Sarasota County Automated Rainfall Management System Sarasota County 7/22/2019 1/25/2004 - 7/22/2019 12:03:42 PM
Sarasota County Coastal Creeks Sarasota County 4/19/2019 9/28/2005 - 12/27/2018 1:12:00 PM
Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling Data Sarasota County 5/14/2008 3/18/2004 4:00:00 PM - 4/30/2007 6:30:00 PM
Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling Data Sarasota County 7/12/2019 2/24/1998 - 5/8/2019 2:12:00 PM
Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET Sarasota County 5/2/2012 1/3/1989 - 10/14/1998
Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Not Available Not Available
Shellfish Environmental Assessment Data Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 8/28/2007 1/9/1979 - 6/18/2003
Shellfish Environmental Assessment Section Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 6/14/2018 1/9/1979 - 6/13/2017
Southwest Florida Water Management District Southwest Florida Water Management District 5/4/2019 1/1/1991 12:00:00 PM - 12/12/2018 12:04:00 PM
SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 7/22/2019 5/1/1930 - 7/19/2019 5:00:00 AM
SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/16/2010 1/1/1901 - 7/21/2008 4:45:00 AM
SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 8/16/2010 1/26/2000 - 4/27/2005
SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 4/19/2019 8/4/1997 - 3/8/2016
USGS National Water Information System USGS National Water Information System 7/21/2019 10/25/1907 - 7/21/2019 6:45:00 PM

 
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