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Pinellas-Anclote (East) Watershed
The eastern portion of the Pinellas-Anclote Watershed includes many neighborhoods including:  Sierra Pines, Meadowbrook Estates, and others.

Pinellas-Anclote Watershed

The Pinellas-Anclote watershed is located in the southwest portion of Pasco County with small portions extending into both Hillsborough and Pinellas County. The watershed is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the Pithlachascotee River to the north, the Cypress Creek watershed to the east, and the Brooker Creek and Rocky-Bushy Creek watersheds to the south.

The Anclote River begins east of the Suncoast Parkway in the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Starkey Wilderness Preserve and the J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park and flows generally southwesterly towards the Gulf of Mexico. Tributaries that feed the river include Cross Cypress Branch, Sandy Branch, Duck Slough, and Holling Creek, as well as the south branch of the river itself. Lakes within the watershed include Ann, Dan, Frances, Geneva, Hiawatha, Minniola, Osceola, Salt, and Seminole. In the downstream portion of the watershed, close to where the Anclote River discharges to the Gulf of Mexioc, are Kreamer, Tarpon, and Whitcomb bayous.

The Anclote River drains approximately 112 square miles of Pasco and northern Pinellas Ciounties through 24 river miles. The river is tidally affected for the lower 14 miles.

The Anclote River is able to be monitored via USGS Stream Gauges and viewed via USGS Webcam.

Watershed Meeting - September 21, 2015

On Monday, September 21, 2015, a Watershed Meeting was held in response to recent flooding. the presentation and maps presented are available by selecting the following links:

Watershed Meeting Presentation

Watershed Meeting Discussion Summary

Watershed Meeting Video:
 Anclote East Watershed Video
The Anclote East Watershed is also part of the project known as the Pithlachascotee-Anclote Conservation Effort (PACE).