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Alafia River Watershed

Alafia River Watershed

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This section includes information about the geography and land use within the watershed, including the historical and current forms of land use.

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Population

How the Land is Used
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Source(s): U.S Department of Commerce


The following information illustrates the change in population within the watershed during the past few decades.

Total Population within each Watershed from 1970-2010
Watershed 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010  
Alafia River Watershed 26,006 49,513 83,570 120,309 162,620 Graph
Anclote River Watershed 125 328 375 654 3,261 Graph
Brooker Creek Watershed 1,542 4,050 5,202 7,982 8,030 Graph
Bullfrog Creek Watershed 7,329 15,712 19,887 20,091 60,731 Graph
Curiosity Creek Watershed 12,815 15,762 17,642 18,053 17,641 Graph
Cypress Creek Watershed 3,503 8,052 12,900 18,307 29,388 Graph
Delaney/Archie/North Archie Creek Watershed 18,433 26,969 33,486 49,696 77,864 Graph
Double Branch Watershed 5,874 6,983 7,886 20,583 42,544 Graph
Duck Pond Watershed 11,991 24,465 35,233 41,043 45,519 Graph
East Lake Watershed 7,300 9,070 8,929 7,854 10,139 Graph
Hillsborough Bay Watershed 44,527 42,426 42,112 44,094 49,097 Graph
Hillsborough River Watershed 44,288 66,183 84,162 114,614 140,849 Graph
Little Manatee River Watershed 7,444 14,569 26,951 35,212 45,926 Graph
Lower Hillsborough River Watershed 101,942 99,534 98,036 100,272 100,229 Graph
Lower Sweetwater Creek Watershed 13,936 28,980 34,312 37,119 39,016 Graph
MacDill Area 6,758 6,261 4,203 2,772 1,862 Graph
Mckay Bay Watershed 33,314 27,039 24,830 21,616 23,833 Graph
Old Tampa Bay Watershed 62,183 60,052 60,634 62,556 63,042 Graph
Pemberton Creek Watershed 23,448 34,492 42,112 49,281 59,597 Graph
Rocky Brushy Creek Watershed 16,007 34,978 89,696 117,548 126,825 Graph
Silver Twin Lake Watershed 3,754 4,512 5,592 6,130 6,168 Graph
Sweetwater Creek Watershed 22,961 38,138 53,210 58,628 60,337 Graph
Tampa Bypass Canal Watershed 14,641 28,550 43,097 43,770 53,880 Graph
Totals for All Watershed Areas 490,121 646,618 834,057 998,184 1,228,398  

Source(s): U.S Department of Commerce

  • 2010 Population Density - View a map of the 2010 U.S. Census population density for block groups within this watershed using the Advanced Mapping Tool.

(Statistics shown are only for the watershed area within the boundary of this Water Atlas)

 
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Land Acquisition and Protection

Land Acquisition and Protection

The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is the primary source for information on Florida's conservation lands. The Inventory database includes boundaries and statistics for more than 1,400 federal, state, local, and private managed areas, all provided directly by the managing agencies. National parks, state forests, wildlife management areas, local and private preserves are examples of the managed areas included.

17% of the land area within the Alafia River Watershed is under protection.

The amount of protected land under federal, state, local, and private ownership
Ownership Area (square miles)
Local 34.56
State 10.27
Source: Florida Natural Areas Inventory
  • FNAI Managed Lands - View a map of the Florida Natural Areas Inventory within this watershed using the Advanced Mapping Tool.
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Land Use / Land Cover

Land Use and Land Cover

Land Cover categorizes the land in terms of the observed physical surface characteristics. For example, while the land use may be classified as agricultural, the land cover may be classified as upland or wetland. Learn more about land use and land cover »

Interactive Land Use Viewer (BETA)

The interactive map shown below demonstrates how the use of land within and around Alafia River Watershed has changed over time. Use the slider control at the top left of the map to change the year displayed. Use the visibility slider at the top right to change the opacity of the land use layer.

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Land Use Legend

  • Urban & Built-up
  • Agriculture
  • Rangeland
  • Upland Forests
  • Water
  • Wetlands
  • Barren Land
  • Utilities
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  • Watershed Boundary
Acreage and Percentage within each Land Use / Land Cover Category for Alafia River Watershed (Statistics shown are only for the watershed area within the boundary of this Water Atlas)
Year Urban & Built-up Agriculture Rangeland Upland Forests Water Wetlands Barren Land Transportation and Utilities
Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres%
201178,2224736,351223,742214,28195,409325,74216385< 12,3311
201078,7644737,544223,263214,48795,361324,807156002,2371
200977,9864738,823233,116214,52195,362324,432157002,2121
200877,3494741,108252,932216,935104,599321,18213113< 11,7761
200774,1294444,833271,725117,326105,062321,00313559< 11,7591
200672,5344446,074281,821117,545105,155321,04513525< 11,7571
200562,4783846,612281,922118,324114,597321,052139,74661,7281
200464,0393846,614282,013118,939114,086220,991138,58051,196< 1
199962,5283855,513332,485219,550123,696220,74012405< 11,120< 1
199557,6883558,966363,050220,687123,421220,92213243< 11,060< 1
198851,1083160,404364,422322,129132,876223,45714472< 11,189< 1

Source(s): Southwest Florida Water Management District

  • Land Use/Land Cover - View a map of current land-use/land-cover classifications within this watershed using the Advanced Mapping Tool.
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