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Forked Creek

Forked Creek


located within Lemon Bay Watershed


Forked Creek is a 8.8 mile stream.

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.

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters Multiple Areas North Od E Manasota Beach Rd, Sarasota County
Mouth Lemon Bay
River Length Within Atlases 9 miles

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    Closest Rainfall site
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    Data Summary

    This water resource is monitored by 37 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 234,346 samples ranging from 1/25/1971 to 4/27/2020. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring NetworkLBFOR1
    FDEP - Charlotte Harbor Aquatic PreservesLBFOR1
    FDEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic/Buffer Preserves Sampling DataGSV005
    FDEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic/Buffer Preserves Sampling DataLBFOR1
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010567
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010623
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010678
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0025FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0026FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0027FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0028FTM
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section27118
    Sarasota County Automated Rainfall Management System775
    Sarasota County Automated Rainfall Management System780
    Sarasota County Automated Rainfall Management System785
    Sarasota County Coastal CreeksFOR
    Sarasota County Coastal CreeksFOR-2
    Sarasota County Coastal CreeksFOR-3
    Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling DataFOR-2
    Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling DataFOR-3
    Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010567
    Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010623
    Shellfish Environmental Assessment Section56SEAS112
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764164
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764165
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764247
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764248
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764348
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764349
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764468
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764469
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764511
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764600
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764612
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764613
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data764627
    USGS National Water Information System02299684

    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


    Sarasota County Contact Centera

    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


    Aquatic Plant Removal

    1-813-744-6163 or 6164

    Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading


    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 »

      1 volunteer on Forked Creek has 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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