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Whitaker Bayou

Whitaker Bayou


located within Sarasota Bay Watershed

Associated Names

  • There are no associated names for this body of water.
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Tidal Stream Assessment

Learn more about the bathymetric mapping, vegetation survey, and habitat assessment performed on this tidal stream.

Creek Conditions Reports

Creek Condition Reports summarize water quality in Sarasota's coastal creeks by examining four important indicators of nutrient pollution: chlorophyll a, nitrogen and phosphorus, and dissolved oxygen saturation.

Click here for an overview of water quality in Sarasota's 17 coastal creek basins.

Or view individual, yearly reports:

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters Confluence of Whitaker Canal 3-1 and Whitaker Canal 3-7b
Mouth Whitaker Bayou
River Length Within Atlases 1 mile

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    Water Quality Sampling Sites
    Hydrology Sampling Sites
    Other Sampling Sites

    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 27 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 75,382 samples ranging from 2/23/1962 to 4/25/2017. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data37008
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data37950
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010509
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010549
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010550
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010551
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010552
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010553
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010554
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010555
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010556
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010557
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0045FTM
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data272118008232493
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data272133308232450
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data27215048232362
    Mote Marine Historic Data from Legacy STORET272110082330600
    Sarasota County Coastal CreeksWH-1
    Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling DataWH-1
    Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling DataWH-2
    Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling DataWH-2A
    Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling DataWH-3
    Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling DataWH-1
    Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010549
    Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010553
    Shellfish Environmental Assessment Section54SEAS101
    USGS National Water Information System02299861



    The map below has icons denoting the locations of weather observation sites used by near Whitaker Bayou (highlighted in blue). Click on an icon for a weather summary which includes current temperature, cloud conditions, humidity level, wind speed/direction, today's high and low temperature forecast, and summary forecast for the next four days. data is a service of The Weather Channel, a 24-hour, 7-day network providing weather information via cable TV, internet, and radio.

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      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


      Fish Kill

      FWCC, Fish Kills

      General Concerns/Complaints


      Sarasota County

      Industrial Waste/Spill


      Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities

      FWCC, Wildlife Violations
      or via cell phone, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier

      Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts


      Aquatic Plant Removal

      1-813-744-6163 or 6164

      Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading

      1-813-632-7600 or via cell phone, dial #DEP

      Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill


      Source(s): USF Water Institute

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

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        Get Involved


        Sarasota County 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 »

        0 volunteers on Whitaker Bayou have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

        Become a Volunteer! Click here to sign up for volunteering.

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