Pinellas County has monitored the quality of surface waters (creeks, lakes, bays, and intracoastal waters) since 1991. If a waterbody does not meet the State standards indicative of a healthy system, it is considered impaired, and actions are required to improve water quality. For more detailed Pinellas county water monitoring data can be view through the Pinellas County WaterAtlas.
A watershed is the land area from which water flows into a stream, lake, or bay. Pinellas County plans to develop a Watershed Management Plan for each of its drainage basins. These watershed plans guide the County in protecting and managing environmental resources, achieving improvements in water quality in County waters, and providing flood protection when needed. These plans span over the course of several years.
If you would like a copy of a watershed plan or watershed summary, please email email@example.com.
To determine 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".