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South Lake

South Lake


located within Reedy 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 NAVD88
Latest Value 90.72 ft. 8/1/1977 Source: ORANGECO_STORM_LEVELS
Historic Norm for Month 93.06 ft. 1960 - 1977
Historic Range 90.7 - 94.8 ft. 8/1/1960 - 8/1/1977 20 samples
FEMA Levels

94.5 ft.

NHWE Flood

96.6 ft.

FEMA 100-Year Flood

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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:

    Osceola Slope (Region 7527)

    The soils in this region are some what heterogeneous. This region is primarily composed of lagoonal deposits with a top layer of medium to fine sands and silts. There are three different soils types found on the better-drained low ridges and two other soils types found in the wet and swampy areas adjacent to parts of some lakes. Vegetation is primarily pine flatwoods, but some low, dry ridges have turkey oak and sand scrub. Osceola Slope lakes are generally acidic, relatively low nutrient, colored lakes. The lakes have lower color, pH, alkalinity, conductivity, and nutrient values than lakes in the Kissimmee/Okeechobee Lowland region located to the south.

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