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Lower Tampa Bay SW Channel bell buoy 5 (21FLHILL_WQX-093) site data in the Water Quality Portal

Data Provider: STORET (Learn more about Water Quality Portal Data Providers)

This estuary site, maintained by the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (identifier 21FLHILL_WQX), has the name "Lower Tampa Bay SW Channel bell buoy 5" and has the identifier 21FLHILL_WQX-093. This site is in the watershed defined by the 8 digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)03100206.

This site is located in Hillsborough County County, Florida at 27.5788990000 degrees latitude and -82.7441020000 degrees longitude using the datum NAD83. No horizontal location accuracy metadata is available.

To download the metadata about this site along with water quality data, go to the Portal Page and enter "21FLHILL_WQX-093" into the "Site ID" box under Site Parameters

What other monitoring locations are upstream or downstream from this one?

Upstream and downstream locations

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When were data collected at this location?

Periods of record for data characteristic groups

For a more detailed breakdown of data, go to the Monitoring Report at the EPA How's My Waterway Application

Characteristic Group Date Range*
Biological, Algae, Phytoplankton, Photosynthetic Pigments 1999 - 2017
Biological, Photosynthetic Pigments 1999 - 2017
Information 1999 - 2017
Inorganics, Major, Metals 2002 - 2002
Inorganics, Major, Non-metals 1999 - 2017
Microbiological 1999 - 2017
Not Assigned 1999 - 2003
Nutrient 1999 - 2017
Organics, Other 2010 - 2017
Physical 1999 - 2017
*Date ranges may contain gap years

What other information is available for this location?

Detailed Metadata

For the definitions of the metadata elements, please go to the Water Quality Portal user guide

Location Metadata Value
OrganizationIdentifier 21FLHILL_WQX
OrganizationFormalName Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County
MonitoringLocationIdentifier 21FLHILL_WQX-093
MonitoringLocationName Lower Tampa Bay SW Channel bell buoy 5
MonitoringLocationTypeName Estuary
HUCEightDigitCode 03100206
LatitudeMeasure 27.5788990000
LongitudeMeasure -82.7441020000
HorizontalCollectionMethodName GPS-Unspecified
HorizontalCoordinateReferenceSystemDatumName NAD83
CountryCode US
StateCode 12
CountyCode 057
ProviderName STORET