Mapping, Data, and Analysis tools to help you visualize, find, acquire, analyze, dislay and understand water resource data.
This interactive tool lets you view mapped information about water resources as well as recreation, planning and infrastructure, habitats, and aerial imagery. You can also create and print your own custom maps. Get Started ›
Use this tool to find any water resource on any Water Atlas by its name (or alias), or to discover which Atlas pages have information about a particular topic (e.g., historic information, artificial reefs, or nutrient chemistry). Get Started ›
Continuously-transmitting sampling sites can be accessed using this tool. View graphs of current data or download raw data. Ambient and historic sample sites can also be accessed by specifying a particular water resource. Get Started ›
This versatile tool assists in visualizing spatial differences in coastal water quality, mapping color to sample values. View stored maps, compare months/parameters, or create a custom map by choosing parameter and time period. Get Started ›
This tool allows you to select water quality, hydrology, or rainfall information from any Atlas. Download raw data tables for use in your own analyses and reports, or let the Data Download tool do the graphing for you. Get Started ›
How has water quality changed over the past decade? This page tracks the trends of three important measures, the concentrations of Chlorophyll a, Total Nitrogen, and Dissolved Oxygen. Get Started ›
View the geographic distribution and variability of rainfall amounts, access statistical summaries of rainfall in graphs and charts, and download the data for your own analysis. Get Started ›
View a map of recent rainfall in Sarasota County, as measured by County-operated remote monitoring stations. Get Started ›
Sarasota County has 17 tidally-influenced creeks that connect to its coastal bay systems. Learn about water quality conditions in their freshwater and marine components. Get Started ›
Learn more about the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, a commercially and ecologically important mollusk that is also a good bioindicator of water quality in estuarine habitats. Get Started ›
How does water quality in Sarasota County’s bays stack up? View the current status and trends in maps and graphs, learn about factors affecting coastal water quality and how it is assessed. Get Started ›
This diverse collection has research reports, management plans, assessments, conservation tips, website links, videos, and more. Find what you’re looking for with a combination of map selection, keyword search, and filtering options. Get Started ›
Southwest Florida's tidal creeks are the vital hydrologic link between estuaries and their watersheds. These assessments of selected creeks characterize their vegetation, bathymetry and bottom hardness. Get Started ›
Get detailed information about projects that remove pollutants from our waterways: TN, TP, TSS, DO and bacteria. Get Started ›
Take a virtual tour of Alligator Creek, rich with wetlands, trails, mangrove forests, and wildlife. Get Started ›
Take a virtual tour of this productive tidal creek that flows from the Celery Fields to Roberts Bay. Get Started ›
Map services that are maintained by the Water Institute at USF which are not part of the Water Atlas website, but still contain information that may be valuable and useful to researchers, data providers, and citizens.
Map services created and hosted by our sponsors and other friends of the Water Atlas program.
The Sarasota County GIS Team hosts many Interactive Mapping Applications, including maps showing high-risk flood zones, evacuation zones and school attendance zones. Get Started ›
The Southwest Florida Water Management District has several interactive maps that allows users to view a multitude of data including soils, contours, surveys and permits. Get Started ›
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the lead agency for environmental management and stewardship, has many online maps available including a Land-Use Story Map and a map tracking Impaired Waters and TMDL's. Get Started ›
The purpose of this map viewer is to provide coastal resource managers and planners with a preliminary look at sea level rise and coastal flooding impacts. The viewer is a screening-level tool that uses best-available, nationally consistent data sets and analyses. Get Started ›
Protecting Florida's pristine environment is the DEP's top priority and it has established a method for regulated entities to submit Public Notices of Pollution (PNP) for reportable releases. The DEP's PNP Finder is a mapping application that shows the location and description of all incidents of pollution reported in the last 30 days. Get Started ›