Watershed Management: Watershed Planning
McKay Creek Watershed
The McKay Creek basin is located in west central Pinellas County and includes parts of the City of Largo and Seminole and the Town of Belleair Bluffs. The basin spans approximately 5,460 acres and is characterized primarily by residential and commercial land uses. The central portions of the basin contain substantial acreage of developed and undeveloped parklands including recreational areas. Due the built out nature of the watershed future development within the basin is limited. The length of the primary channel is approximately 6.2 miles and includes two reservoirs; Taylor lake and the Walsingham Reservoir. McKay Creek is considered an impaired waterbody by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Pinellas County recently obtained a grant for the development of a comprehensive watershed management plan for the McKay Creek Watershed beginning in 2012. This evaluation will take approximately 30 months to complete. The evaluation will recommend specific implementation strategies to address
Project partners will include Pinellas County, SWFWMD, and the City of Largo.