About the Atlas

The people and organizations who make the Hillsborough County Water Atlas possible.

The Hillsborough County Water Atlas is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. Typically, the scientists and citizens who live and work on water resources have found it difficult to gather the information they need from the myriad of agencies that collect the related data. To solve this problem, we conceived of the Atlas as a "one stop information shop" for concerned citizens and scientists alike. The Atlas functions as a warehouse for a variety of water resources information, including documents and educational links. We have also strived to make the Atlas a rich resource that educates citizens about the data presented and gives scientists easy access to the specialized information they need. We encourage you to use the Atlas as a tool to help in maintaining and improving our vital water resources.

Project Funding

  • Hillsborough County

Information Providers

  • City of Plant City, Environmental Compliance Division, NPDES Stormwater Permit Compliance Program
  • City of Tampa, GIS Division, Information Technology Services
  • Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Western Ecology Division, Gulf Ecosystem Measurement & Modeling Division
  • FDEP Southwest Regional Operations Center, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
  • FDEP Water Quality Standards Program, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Water Quality Standards Program
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture, Shellfish Environmental Assessment Section
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bioassessment, Watershed Monitoring, Bioassessment
  • Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Water Programs, Florida Healthy Beaches Program
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Eustis Field Office
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Marine Fisheries, Artificial Reef Program, Bureau of Marine Fisheries Management
  • Florida LAKEWATCH, Univ. Fla. Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
  • Florida Natural Areas Inventory, GIS Division
  • Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission
  • Hillsborough County Environmental Services, Environmental Management
  • Hillsborough County Environmental Services Division, Public Utilities, Environmental Services
  • Hillsborough County Government, Public Works, Adopt A Pond Program, Stormwater Division
  • Hillsborough County Real Estate, Survey Division, GIS Section
  • Hillsborough County Stream Waterwatch, Hillsborough County Stream Waterwatch Program, Stormwater Division
  • IMC Agrico (Mosaic Fertilizer LLC)
  • Manatee County, Parks & Natural Resources, Environmental Protection, Air & Watershed Management
  • Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, Tidal Predictions
  • Pasco County, Public Works, Program Management
  • Pinellas County, Department of Environmental Management, Dept. of Environment & Infrastructure
  • Polk County, Natural Resources Division
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District, Hydrologic Data Section, Data Collection Bureau
  • SWFWMD Ken Romie
  • Tampa Bay Water
  • The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, GIS/Automation Team
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau
  • University of Florida, IFAS Extension, Florida Automated Weather Network
  • University of South Florida Water Institute, GIS Team, Field Services
  • US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds
  • USF Water Institute Assessments, Lake and Stream Assessments
  • USGS National Water Information System, Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center

Project Partners

Hillsborough County Water Atlas

  • David Glicksberg
  • Ryan Riordan
  • Garrison Beck

University of South Florida Water Institute


  • Shawn Landry, PhD, Program Director, Research Associate Professor
  • Kai Rains, PhD, Research Associate Professor


  • Adhokshaja Achar, MS, Web Applications Developer
  • Jan Allyn, BS, Web Content Manager
  • Keith Bornhorst, BS, Web Development Team Leader
  • Ruth Costley, BS, Senior GIS Analyst
  • David Eilers, BS, Field Scientist - Environmental
  • Rich Hammond, MA, GIS Applications Developer
  • Claude Kershaw, MS, Database Application Developer
  • Jason Scolaro, MS, Database Applications Developer


Many thanks to all the wonderful people who have participated in the process of designing and developing the Hillsborough County Water Atlas.

Water Atlas Program Advisory Group

Special thanks to the following group of individuals who have helped to guide the long-term development of the Water Atlas Program (www.wateratlas.org) by participating in the Water Atlas Advisory Group.



Jennifer Aragon Hillsborough County
Lisa Beever, Ph.D. Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership
Greg Blanchard Manatee County
Julie Bortles Orange County
Mike Britt City of Winter Haven
Rob Brown Manatee County
Maya Burke Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Michael Carnevale City of Winter Haven
Marcia Anderson Clark Orange County
Lindsay Cross Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Amanda Dominguez Sarasota County
Liz Donley Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership
Gloria Eby Seminole County
Ben Garcia Lake County Water Authority
Holly Greening Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Jim Griffin Florida Center for Community Design and Research
Melissa Harrison Pinellas County
Jennifer Hecker Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership
Marie Lackey Seminole County
Shawn Landry USF Water Institute
Kelli Levy Pinellas County
Sarah Malone City of Lakeland
John McGee Hillsborough County
Kathryn Meaux Sarasota County
Ashley Melton Sarasota County
Jack Merriam Sarasota County
Kim Ornberg Seminole County
Michael Perry Lake County Water Authority
Jon Perry Sarasota County
John Ryan Sarasota County
Laura Thorne Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission
Melanie Weed Pinellas County
Kelly Westover Sarasota County
Shannon Wetzel Seminole County