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...As cities grow, the lakes, streams and creeks they surround suffer. You don't have to look hard around Tampa Bay for examples. Muck and pollution have tainted Kings Bay in Citrus County. Officials have tried to reduce flooding along Sweetwater Creek in Hillsborough County. More than $50-million has been spent to rejuvenate seven creeks in Pinellas. And now Clearwater is prepared for an ambitious restoration attempt of Stevenson Creek. If it succeeds, the $35-million plan would prevent flooding and clean up pollution along the creek, as well as repair a dying estuary at the creek's mouth. Chances are, the issues that created the Stevenson Creek mess are the same issues that affect a creek near you. story