Watershed Management: Watershed Planning
Klosterman Bayou Watershed
The Klosterman Bayou drainage basin is located in northeast Pinellas County, west of Lake Tarpon. The total basin area includes approximately 2068 acres comprised of low-density residential, medium-density residential, recreation/open space, industrial, and commercial land uses. T he majority of the Klosterman Bayou watershed is located within unincorporated Pinellas County, with northern portions of the watershed located in the City of Tarpon Springs. The watershed is bordered on the west by the Gulf of Mexico, on the north by the Spring Bayou watershed, and on the south by the Hope Spring drain.
The central portion of the basin contains a 900 acre residential golf course complex, known as the Innisbrook Golf Course. The golf course complex is located adjacent to the William E. Dunn Wastewater Treatment Plant which provides wastewater reuse to the golf course for irrigation purposes. Central portions of the Klosterman Bayou watershed in the vicinity of the golf course have a history of extremely elevated nutrient concentrations since the early 1990s.