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Dream Lake

Dream Lake


located within Wekiva River Watershed


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

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Vegetation Sampling

Vegetation sampling is the identification and quantification of plant species and communities. Vegetation sampling is a tool used in environmental assessments and can inform a myriad of assessment goals including biomass availability, water quality concerns, management benchmarks, and determining the introduction and establishment of invasive species. Sampling can be conducted via destructive or non-destructive methods. Learn more about vegetation sampling from the links and documents listed below.

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Macroinvertebrate Data

Macroinvertebrate Data


Caddisfly Larva


Dragonfly Nymph

Mayfly Larva


Stonefly Larva

Macroinvertebrates are animals that can serve as indicators of water quality. Aquatic macroinvertebrates include animals that live in wet environments such as lakes, marshes, ponds, rivers, streams, and wetlands—they can even be found in buckets of standing water or in puddles. Macroinvertebrates are valuable biological indicators of the health of a water resource. Learn more about macroinvertebrate data »

Here is some information on the aquatic invertebrates living in your watershed.

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    Grass Carp Permits

    Grass Carp Permits

    Grass carp are fish that are used to control nuisance aquatic vegetation (Hydrilla, etc.). Click on the permit information link to visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for more information about the Triploid Grass Carp stocking program. Learn more about grass carp permits »

    Stocking Date Number of Individuals Stocked Target (at initial stocking) Primary Use (at initial stocking)
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