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Ainger Creek

Ainger Creek


located within Lemon Bay Watershed

Associated Names

  • Rock Creek, Rocky Creek

Creek Conditions Reports

Creek Condition Reports summarize water quality in Sarasota's coastal creeks by examining four important indicators of nutrient pollution: chlorophyll a, nitrogen and phosphorus, and dissolved oxygen saturation.

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Water Resource Characteristics

Headwaters Confluence of Multiple Rivers South West of Winchester Blvd, Sarasota County
Mouth Lemon Bay
River Length Within Atlases 8 miles

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    Hydrology Sampling Sites
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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 19 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 6,565 samples ranging from 10/3/1972 to 2/5/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring NetworkLBANG1
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data11212
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data27124
    FDEP Charlotte Harbor Aquatic/Buffer Preserves Sampling DataLBANG1
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET24010600
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0017FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0018FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0019FTM
    FDEP South District Sampling DataSARABY0020FTM
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)764157
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)764158
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)764238
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)764239
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)764363
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)764364
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)764484
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)764507
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)764508
    SWFWMD Water Quality Sampling Data (STORET)764705

    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 »

      1 volunteer on Ainger Creek has submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

      Become a Volunteer! Click here to sign up for volunteering.

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