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The Atlas contains 491 water resources which includes 414 lakes and 77 rivers . Data recorded in the Atlas reaches back 117 years, starting on Monday, January 01, 1900. The most recent data is from Friday, November 17, 2017. Over 14,871,784 data samples have been included in the Atlas! The samples came from over 54 data sources provided by 24 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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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
Biological Research Associates Florida Department of Environmental Protection 3/3/2016 9/26/2005 - 6/18/2008
EPC Water Quality Data Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 8/21/2017 1/2/1974 - 9/27/2006
FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/21/2017 10/5/1998 - 12/15/2016
FDEP Central District Water Quality Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/4/2017 1/11/1999 - 2/27/2017
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/20/2014 6/2/1937 - 11/23/1998
FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data FDEP Southwest District 8/21/2017 5/14/1997 - 1/31/2017
FDEP Water Quality Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/8/2017 8/21/2001 - 5/1/2013
Florida Automated Weather Network University of Florida Not Available 5/26/2010 5:45:00 PM - 11/17/2017 7:30:00 PM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 1/6/2015 1/4/1996 - 5/5/2008
Hydrologic, water quality, and biological assessments by USF Water Institute Staff USF Water Institute Assessments Not Available Not Available
IMC Agrico (Florida) IMC Agrico (Florida) 5/18/2010 7/24/1994 - 9/19/2002
LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring LAKEWATCH 8/21/2017 8/16/1986 - 6/28/2017
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 - 11/17/2017 7:15:00 PM
Polk County NRD Polk County Government Not Available Not Available
Polk County NRD Polk County Government 3/16/2016 7/25/1984 - 12/17/2015
Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division Polk County 11/7/2017 7/24/1984 - 11/1/2017
Polk County Volunteer Rainfall Data Polk County Government 11/12/2009 9/20/1966 - 10/31/2009
SFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data South Florida Water Management District 10/18/2017 1/12/1978 - 10/10/2016
SJRWMD Legacy Water Quality Sampling Data St. Johns River Water Management District Not Available Not Available
Stream Waterwatch Water Quality Data, Volunteer Hillsborough County Stream Waterwatch 3/26/2015 1/6/1998 - 3/13/2015 8:15:00 AM
SWFWMD Adopted Lake Levels Southwest Florida Water Management District Not Available Not Available
SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 11/16/2017 5/1/1930 - 11/16/2017 4:30:00 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 Legacy Water Quality Monitoring Program Data Southwest Florida Water Management District 2/11/2010 Not Available
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 (STORET) Southwest Florida Water Management District 11/22/2016 8/4/1997 - 3/8/2016
USGS National Water Information System USGS National Water Information System 11/15/2017 10/25/1907 - 11/17/2017 7:30:00 PM
Water quality data collected by the City of Lakeland City of Lakeland 8/14/2017 8/10/1966 12:30:00 PM - 7/19/2017

 
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