The goal of the Atlas will be to consolidate surface water related information from multiple agencies and disseminate the information to the public, decision makers, and the scientific community. The Atlas will be available as an interactive web site designed to be make science and watershed management understandable to all stakeholders. The Atlas will serve as an archive of historic data and a continuously improving reference for new water resource information. As part of a separate contract, a prototype Tampa Bay Estuary Atlas was created as part of a collaborative effort between Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP), USGS, Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI), the University of South Florida (USF), and numerous individuals representing government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the public. This project will implement the prototype and make it available to the public via the internet.