About the Atlas

The people and organizations who make the Orange County Water Atlas possible.

The Orange County Water Atlas is designed to provide citizens, scientists, professionals, and planners with comprehensive and current water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data, as well as information about recreational opportunities and a library of scientific and educational materials on water resource issues. Typically, the scientists and citizens who live and work on water resources have found it difficult to gather the information they need from the myriad of agencies that collect the related data. To solve this problem, we conceived of the Atlas as a "one stop information shop" for concerned citizens and scientists alike. The Atlas functions as a warehouse for a variety of water resources information, including documents and educational links. We have also strived to make the Atlas a rich resource that educates citizens about the data presented and gives scientists easy access to the specialized information they need. We encourage you to use the Atlas as a tool to help in maintaining and improving our vital water resources.

Project Funding

Information Providers

  • City of Maitland, Public Works, Lakes and Stormwater Management, Lakes Management
  • City of Orlando, Street and Storm Water Division, Stormwater Compliance, Public Works
  • City of Winter Park, Lakes Division, Department of Public Works
  • FDEP Central Regional Operations Center, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Map Assistance Center
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bioassessment, Enterprise Application Services, Bioassessment
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Eustis Field Office
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area
  • Florida LAKEWATCH, Univ. Fla. Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
  • Florida Natural Areas Inventory, GIS Division
  • Lake County, Public Works, Adopt-A-Lake Program, Environmental Services
  • Lake County Water Authority, Nutrient Reduction Facility (NuRF)
  • Lake County Water Resource Management, Environmental Services Div., Water Quality Lab
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, Aviation Center Data Management
  • Orange County, Environmental Protection Division, Environmental Assessment, Community and Environmental Services
  • Reedy Creek Improvement District
  • Seminole County Government, Water Quality Section
  • South Florida Water Management District, Chemistry Lab, Minimum Flows & Levels Program, Environmental Monitoring
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District, Hydrologic Data Section, Data Collection Bureau
  • St Johns River Water Management District, Information Technology
  • St. Johns River Water Management District, Bureau of Water Resource Information, Water Quality Monitoring Program, Information Resources Department
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau
  • University of Florida, IFAS Extension, Florida Automated Weather Network
  • University of South Florida Water Institute, GIS Team, Water Atlas Program
  • US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds
  • USF Water Institute Assessments, Lake and Stream Assessments
  • USGS National Water Information System, Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center

Project Partners

Orange County Water Atlas

Orange County

  • Julie Bortles
  • Marcia Anderson Clark
  • Penny Post

City of Orlando

  • Lisa Lotti

Other Partners

  • City of Apopka
  • City of Belle Isle
  • City of Edgewood
  • City of Maitland
  • City of Ocoee
  • City of Winter Garden
  • City of Winter Park
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • Valencia Water Control District

University of South Florida Water Institute


  • Shawn Landry, PhD, Program Director, Research Associate Professor
  • Kai Rains, PhD, Research Associate Professor


  • Jan Allyn, BS, Web Content Manager
  • Jennifer Baker, BS, Database Developer
  • Keith Bornhorst, BS, Web Development Team Leader
  • Ruth Costley, BS, Senior GIS Analyst
  • David Eilers, BS, Field Scientist - Environmental
  • Claude Kershaw, MS, Senior Database Applications Developer
  • Jayden Mohacsi, BS, Applications Developer
  • Jason Scolaro, MS, Database Applications Developer


Many thanks to all the wonderful people who have participated in the process of designing and developing the Orange County Water Atlas.

Water Atlas Program Advisory Group

Special thanks to the following group of individuals who have helped to guide the long-term development of the Water Atlas Program (www.wateratlas.org) by participating in the Water Atlas Advisory Group.



Jennifer Aragon Hillsborough County
Lisa Beever, Ph.D. Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership
Greg Blanchard Manatee County
Julie Bortles Orange County
Mike Britt City of Winter Haven
Rob Brown Manatee County
Maya Burke Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Michael Carnevale City of Winter Haven
Marcia Anderson Clark Orange County
Lindsay Cross Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Amanda Dominguez Sarasota County
Liz Donley Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership
Gloria Eby Seminole County
Ben Garcia Lake County Water Authority
Holly Greening Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Jim Griffin Florida Center for Community Design and Research
Melissa Harrison Pinellas County
Jennifer Hecker Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership
Marie Lackey Seminole County
Shawn Landry USF Water Institute
Kelli Levy Pinellas County
Sarah Malone City of Lakeland
John McGee Hillsborough County
Kathryn Meaux Sarasota County
Ashley Melton Sarasota County
Jack Merriam Sarasota County
Kim Ornberg Seminole County
Michael Perry Lake County Water Authority
Jon Perry Sarasota County
John Ryan Sarasota County
Laura Thorne Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission
Melanie Weed Pinellas County
Kelly Westover Sarasota County
Shannon Wetzel Seminole County