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Big Slough

Big Slough


located within Myakka River Watershed

Associated Names

  • Myakkahatchee Creek

Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters Area East of Sugar Bowl Rd, Manatee County
Mouth Myakka River
River Length Within Atlases 24 miles

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    Hydrology Sampling Sites
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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 29 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 1,132,615 samples ranging from 2/20/1962 to 5/27/2017. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data10544
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data30790
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET25030013
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET25030410
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET25030413
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data270410208213132
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data270641908212174
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data271136008208397
    Manatee County Environmental Management Sampling DataBL01
    Sarasota County Automated Rainfall Management System815
    Sarasota County Coastal CreeksBGS-A
    Sarasota County Coastal CreeksBGS-B
    Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling DataBGS-A
    Sarasota County Environmental Services Department Sampling DataBGS-B
    Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET25030013
    Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET25030014
    Sarasota County Historic Data from Legacy STORET25030410
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)25886
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)25991
    USGS National Water Information System02299410
    USGS National Water Information System02299450
    USGS National Water Information System02299452
    USGS National Water Information System02299455
    USGS National Water Information System02299470
    USGS National Water Information System02299472
    USGS National Water Information System02299484
    USGS National Water Information System270242082142300
    USGS National Water Information System270557082123400
    USGS National Water Information System270630082122000



    The map below has icons denoting the locations of weather observation sites used by near Big Slough (highlighted in blue). Click on an icon for a weather summary which includes current temperature, cloud conditions, humidity level, wind speed/direction, today's high and low temperature forecast, and summary forecast for the next four days. data is a service of The Weather Channel, a 24-hour, 7-day network providing weather information via cable TV, internet, and radio.

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      Report Water Pollution


      Every one of us contributes pollution to our streams, lakes, bays and oceans. The wastewater, dirt, and debris of our lives eventually drains downstream. Each of us must minimize our contribution to keep our waterways healthy and enjoyable. Some materials are powerful pollutants like raw sewage, petroleum, or pesticides, but even natural, biodegradable plant materials can add nitrogen to water resources and cause algal blooms and fish kills. Please use the information below to assist you in reporting an incident to the correct agency. Learn More about Reporting Pollution »

      To Report Water Pollution:

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      Who to call about environmental concerns and to report environmentally harmful activities. For potentially life threatening emergencies dial 911.

      Concern or Activity Contact(s)
      Dangerous Boating / Accidents

      FWCC, Division of Boating Safety
      1-850-488-5600 (to report an accident) or
      1-888-404-3922 (to report unsafe boating)

      Algal Blooms


      Fish Kill

      FWCC, Fish Kills

      General Concerns/Complaints


      Sarasota County

      Industrial Waste/Spill


      Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities

      FWCC, Wildlife Violations
      or via cell phone, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier

      Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts


      Aquatic Plant Removal

      1-813-744-6163 or 6164

      Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading

      1-813-632-7600 or via cell phone, dial #DEP

      Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill


      Source(s): USF Water Institute

      FWCC - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
      FDEP - Florida Department of Enviromental Protection

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        Get Involved


        Sarasota County needs you to help manage and protect its natural resources! Fill out this form, and we will contact you with more information about becoming a volunteer. Learn more about volunteering »

        0 volunteers on Big Slough have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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