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Big Sand Lake

Big Sand Lake


located within Shingle Creek Watershed


Explore general as well as scientific information about the movement, chemistry and biology of area surface water environments.

The data on this page indicate how fast the water is moving and how deep the water is on this water resource.

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Water Levels

Water levels typically follow rainfall patterns during periods of wet weather and drought. From these data, one can get a picture of how recent flood or drought events compare to historical data. Learn more about lake water levels »

Water Levels NGVD29
Latest Value 92.47 ft. 2/15/2018 Source: ORANGECO_DATA_LOGGERS
Historic Norm for Month 91.95 ft. 2016 - 2018
Historic Range 52.8 - 98.8 ft. 5/26/1945 - 2/15/2018 741 samples
FEMA Levels No Data
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Bathymetric Maps and Depth Information

These are the latest available contour maps of the lake's bottom. These maps can be used to determine where "holes" (deep spots) exist on the lake bottom. Such areas are often productive for fishing. Learn more about bathymetric maps »

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    Additional Hydrology and Geology Information

    The Lake Region Classification System is a tool used for grouping lakes based on similarities in physiography, geology, soils, hydrology, water chemistry, vegetation, and climate. It was created from a cooperative effort involving the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and researchers at the University of Florida's Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. There are a total of 47 Lake Region groups. These are used to provide a framework of the different types of lakes in the state so that management plans can be developed for groups of lakes with similar characteristics. Learn more about Florida Lake Regions »

    The lake region this lake is located in is:

    Doctor Phillips Ridge (Region 7520)

    This ridge of thick sands ranges in elevation from 100-170 feet within the region and contains many solution depression lakes. soils of the ridge are primarily of sandy, but there are also some wetter, lowland-type soils. There are over 30 lakes in this lake region, generally clear, slightly acid, and low in nutrients. The lakes in this region are generally clear, circumneutral, and low in nutrients. As a group, these are some of the clearest lakes in central Florida. The clearest lakes tend to be deeper than the others in the region, and the slightly darker lakes are lower in elevation or have wetter, lowland soils near the lake.

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    Download and/or graph water quality, hydrology, and rainfall trends using the data presented on the Atlas for use in your own analyses and reports.

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