The Econfina Steinhatchee watershed (HUC 03110102) covers approximately 1,200 square miles in North-West Florida. The hydrology of the watershed is primarily influenced by rainfall, which is generally higher in the summer months. The watershed contains several small streams and rivers, including the Econfina River and the Steinhatchee River, which eventually flow into the Gulf of Mexico. The area does not typically receive measurable snowfall. Surface water in the watershed is used for recreational fishing, boating, and swimming. Reservoirs in the area are used for water supply and flood control. The climate of the region is classified as humid subtropical, with hot summers and mild winters. Interesting climatic facts include the occasional occurrence of tropical storms and hurricanes during the summer and fall months. Trends in the area include increased development and urbanization, which can have negative impacts on water quality and habitats for wildlife.