Anclote River

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Anclote River
Anclote River from Alt19 East.JPG
Anclote River looking east from the Pinellas Avenue bridge.
Location
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountiesPasco, Pinellas
DistrictSWFWMD
Physical characteristics
SourceStarkey Wilderness Park
 ⁃ locationLand O' Lakes, Florida
 ⁃ coordinates28°16′44″N 82°30′48″W / 28.27889°N 82.51333°W / 28.27889; -82.51333
MouthSt. Joseph Sound
 ⁃ location
Tarpon Springs, Florida
 ⁃ coordinates
28°10′38″N 82°47′45″W / 28.17722°N 82.79583°W / 28.17722; -82.79583Coordinates: 28°10′38″N 82°47′45″W / 28.17722°N 82.79583°W / 28.17722; -82.79583
Length29 mi (47 km)
Basin size98 sq mi (250 km2)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftTarpon Bayous

The Anclote River, running for 29 miles (47 km)[1] near Tarpon Springs, Florida flows westward towards the Gulf of Mexico from its source of creeks and springs inland. The river is home to a variety of fish and wildlife. Anclote River is home to the sponging and fishing industries of Tarpon Springs (including a large shrimp industry). It is a major site for tourists of the area as it flows through the spongedocks of Tarpon Springs.

An extension of the Pinellas Trail which crosses the Anclote River was dedicated on June 15, 2004.[2] The new extension is built along abandoned Atlantic Coast Line railroad grade, which once serviced industry on the north side of the river.

List of crossings[edit]

Crossing Carries Image Location Coordinates
Headwaters 28°16′44″N 82°30′48″W / 28.27889°N 82.51333°W / 28.27889; -82.51333
140076
140077
Toll Florida 589.svg SR 589
Suncoast Parkway
28°14′14″N 82°33′02″W / 28.23722°N 82.55056°W / 28.23722; -82.55056
Confluence with South Branch Anclote River Starkey Wilderness Park 28°13′20″N 82°36′34″W / 28.22222°N 82.60944°W / 28.22222; -82.60944
144059 Starkey Boulevard New Port Richey 28°13′29″N 82°38′33″W / 28.22472°N 82.64250°W / 28.22472; -82.64250
144051 Pasco County 1.svg CR 1
Little Road
Pasco CR 1 Anclote River Bridge-1.jpg Trinity 28°12′52″N 82°39′58″W / 28.21444°N 82.66611°W / 28.21444; -82.66611
Father Felix Ullrich Bridge
140067
Florida 54.svg SR 54 Father Felix Ullrich Bridge sign.JPG Seven Springs 28°12′53″N 82°40′56″W / 28.21472°N 82.68222°W / 28.21472; -82.68222
144024 Pasco County 77.svg CR 77
Seven Springs Boulevard
Pasco CR 77 Bridge over Anclote River (FDOT Number).JPG Elfers 28°12′56″N 82°41′32″W / 28.21556°N 82.69222°W / 28.21556; -82.69222
144017 Celtic Drive Elfers 28°12′57″N 82°41′56″W / 28.21583°N 82.69889°W / 28.21583; -82.69889
140034 Perrine Ranch Road Holiday 28°11′39″N 82°43′07″W / 28.19417°N 82.71861°W / 28.19417; -82.71861
Outflow of Salt Lake 28°10′08″N 82°43′52″W / 28.16889°N 82.73111°W / 28.16889; -82.73111
150235 US 19.svg US 19 Tarpon Springs 28°09′49″N 82°44′26″W / 28.16361°N 82.74056°W / 28.16361; -82.74056
Old ACL Bridge Pinellas Trail Elfers Spur Tarpon Springs 28°09′34″N 82°44′51″W / 28.15944°N 82.74750°W / 28.15944; -82.74750
150006 Alternate plate.svg Alternate US 19
US 19.svg Pinellas Avenue
Tarpon Springs 28°09′27″N 82°45′25″W / 28.15750°N 82.75694°W / 28.15750; -82.75694
Confluence with Tarpon Bayous Tarpon Springs 28°09′36″N 82°46′09″W / 28.16000°N 82.76917°W / 28.16000; -82.76917
Anclote Power Plant Inflow Canal Tarpon Springs 28°10′33″N 82°47′25″W / 28.17583°N 82.79028°W / 28.17583; -82.79028
Mouth 28°10′38″N 82°47′45″W / 28.17722°N 82.79583°W / 28.17722; -82.79583

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 18, 2011
  2. ^ Rondeaux, Candace. "Pinellas Trail extension work complete." St. Petersburg Times. 5 June 2004. Retrieved 15 Jan 2008 from [1]

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