What is a Watershed?
A watershed is the land area from which water flows into a stream, lake, or bay. No matter where you are within Pinellas County, you are in a watershed.
Watershed Management Planning
To help better understand how each watershed is functioning and to find where improvements to services (reduce flooding, improve infrastructure, etc.) can be made, Pinellas County strives to develop a Watershed Management Plan (WMP) for each of its major drainage basins. These WMPís guide the County in protecting and managing environmental resources and stormwater infrastructure, achieving improvements in water quality in County waters, and providing flood protection when needed. These plans typically span the course of 2-4 years and have four main components. The main components are the watershed evaluation, floodplain analysis, surface water resource assessment, and watershed improvements analysis.
Which Watershed do I live in?
To find out which watershed you live in, use the interactive map and type your address in the search bar located in the upper left corner under "Find My Watershed". More information on watersheds and specifics on Pinellas Countyís WMP process can be found in the links below.
If you would like a copy of a watershed plan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.