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The Atlas contains 699 water resources which includes 632 lakes and 67 rivers . Data recorded in the Atlas reaches back 117 years, starting on Monday, January 01, 1900. The most recent data is from Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Over 12,224,350 data samples have been included in the Atlas! The samples came from over 62 data sources provided by 25 different data providers. These people and agencies have helped make the Atlas an integral tool for managing our water resources.

Geographic Information Systems Data

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data consists largely of land mapping and spatial data and is used in a wide variety of fields. The lay of the land can affect almost every aspect of life, including an area's culture, government, environment, and commerce, making GIS information important to everyone. Fields such as anthropology, medical science, and natural science use GIS to measure and predict the impact of geography on a region. By mapping water resources, the Atlas provides spatial information useful to citizens, water management professionals, and scientists alike. The following core datasets are processed as part of geospatial analyses, the results of which are presented directly within Atlas components:

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Monitoring and Sampling Data

Citizens, scientists, and professionals all contribute to monitoring and sampling data in many ways. Citizens often provide information such as water levels data through volunteer programs. Scientists and professionals set up equipment at sampling stations for measuring attributes such as water quality and hydrology. They provide the data in various formats to the Atlas, which compiles, organizes, and presents the data to help people better understand the county's water resources.

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Monitoring Dataset Name Data Custodian Data Current on Atlas as of: Period of Record More Information
Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 10/17/2017 8/22/2011 - 8/15/2017
Biological Research Associates Florida Department of Environmental Protection 3/3/2016 9/26/2005 - 6/18/2008
City of Kissimmee City of Kissimmee Not Available Not Available
City of Maitland Lakes Water Quality City of Maitland Not Available Not Available
City of Orlando Ambient Surface Water Quality City of Orlando 10/17/2017 8/5/1986 - 5/24/2016
City of Winter Park Water Quality Data City of Winter Park 4/4/2016 1/13/1998 - 12/7/2015
FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/21/2017 10/5/1998 - 12/15/2016
FDEP Central District Water Quality Data Florida Department of Environmental Protection 5/4/2017 1/11/1999 - 2/27/2017
FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET Florida Department of Environmental Protection 8/20/2014 6/2/1937 - 11/23/1998
FDEP Macro Invertebrates Florida Department of Environmental Protection Not Available 8/16/1951 - 10/15/2003
FDEP Stream Condition Index Florida Department of Environmental Protection Not Available Not Available
Florida Automated Weather Network University of Florida Not Available 5/26/2010 5:45:00 PM - 10/16/2017 7:00:00 PM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 1/6/2015 1/4/1996 - 5/5/2008
Hydrologic, water quality, and biological assessments by USF Water Institute Staff USF Water Institute Assessments Not Available Not Available
Lake County Surface Water Quality Lake County 10/17/2017 3/17/1980 - 4/5/2017
LAKEWATCH Supplemental Water Quality Sampling LAKEWATCH 6/10/2012 9/15/1979 - 12/15/2011
LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring LAKEWATCH 8/21/2017 8/16/1986 - 6/28/2017
Legacy Orange County Surface Water Quality Orange County 7/3/2017 6/25/1964 9:00:00 AM - 5/19/2007 9:30:00 AM
National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Not Available Not Available
National Weather Service National Digital Forecast Database National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4/12/2016 1/1/1900 - 10/16/2017 7:15:00 PM
Orange County Data Loggers Orange County 10/17/2017 5/9/2013 12:30:00 PM - 10/16/2017 7:00:00 PM
Orange County Environmental Protection Division Orange County Not Available 1/4/2005 - 10/17/2012
Orange County Fire Department Weather Stations Orange County Not Available Not Available
Orange County Lake Index 2004 Orange County Not Available Not Available
Orange County Macro Invertebrate Sampling Orange County Not Available Not Available
Orange County Stormwater Hydrologic Sampling Orange County 9/28/2017 6/2/1986 - 8/31/2017
Orange County Stormwater Water Levels Sampling Orange County 10/3/2017 5/19/1905 - 3/28/2017
Orange County Surface Water Quality Orange County 10/17/2017 1/8/1980 - 12/15/2016
Orlando Macro Invertebrate Sampling City of Orlando Not Available Not Available
Orlando Rainfall and Levels Data City of Orlando 5/2/2012 1/1/2006 - 10/12/2007
Seminole County Water Levels Data Seminole County Government 10/17/2017 1/1/1921 - 10/5/2017
Seminole County Water Quality Data Seminole County Government 10/17/2017 9/18/1997 - 9/7/2017
SFWMD Hydrology Data South Florida Water Management District 10/17/2017 8/1/1945 - 10/12/2017
SFWMD Minimum Flows and Levels South Florida Water Management District Not Available Not Available
SFWMD Water Quality Data South Florida Water Management District 10/7/2017 8/26/1981 11:35:00 AM - 1/28/2016 12:00:00 PM
SJRWMD Hydrology Data St. Johns River Water Management District 10/17/2017 3/20/1936 - 10/17/2017
SJRWMD Minimum Flows and Levels St. Johns River Water Management District Not Available Not Available
SJRWMD Water Quality Data St Johns River Water Mgmt. District 8/14/2017 1/9/1980 - 4/19/2017 1:27:00 PM
The Nutrient Reduction Facility Lake County Water Authority Not Available Not Available
USGS National Water Information System USGS National Water Information System 10/17/2017 10/25/1907 - 10/17/2017 2:30:00 PM
Watershed Action Volunteer Water Quality Data St. Johns River Water Management District 9/23/2010 2/14/1998 - 5/26/2010

 
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