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Big Sand Lake

Big Sand Lake


located within Shingle Creek Watershed

Associated Names

  • There are no associated names for this body of water.

2019 Fish Advisory In Effect

This water resource has a fish advisory in effect. Please see the Florida Fish Advisories publication.


Water Resource Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 1,041 acres
Mean Depth 23.0 feet
Maximum Depth Not Available
Approximate Volume 8,169,095,314 gallons


Watershed Shingle Creek Watershed
Latitude 28° 25' 37"
Longitude 81° 29' 15"
Section-Township-Range 02-24-28
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    Data Summary

    This water resource is monitored by 19 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 301,766 samples ranging from 5/26/1945 to 9/26/2019. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP Central Regional Operations Center26010112
    FDEP Central Regional Operations Center26010142
    FDEP Central Regional Operations Center26011054
    FDEP Central Regional Operations Center26011055
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET26010112
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section45460
    LAKEWATCH Supplemental Water Quality SamplingBig Sand Bay-Orange
    LAKEWATCH Supplemental Water Quality SamplingBig Sand-Orange
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBig Sand Bay-Orange
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBig Sand-Orange
    Legacy Orange County Surface Water QualitySC27
    Legacy Orange County Surface Water QualitySC30
    Orange County Data LoggersSC30
    Orange County Environmental Protection DivisionAAL30
    Orange County Surface Water QualitySC27
    Orange County Surface Water QualitySC30
    Orange County Surface Water QualitySC27
    Orange County Surface Water QualitySC30
    USGS National Water Information System02263750

    Report Water Pollution

    Every one of us contributes pollution to our streams, lakes, bays and oceans. The wastewater, dirt, and debris of our lives eventually drains downstream. Each of us must minimize our contribution to keep our waterways healthy and enjoyable. Some materials are powerful pollutants like raw sewage, petroleum, or pesticides, but even natural, biodegradable plant materials can add nitrogen to water resources and cause algal blooms and fish kills. Please use the information below to assist you in reporting an incident to the correct agency. Learn More about Reporting Pollution »

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    Who to call about environmental concerns and to report environmentally harmful activities. For potentially life threatening emergencies dial 911.

    Concern or Activity Contact(s)
    Dangerous Boating / Accidents

    FWCC, Division of Boating Safety
    1-850-488-5600 (to report an accident) or
    1-888-404-3922 (to report unsafe boating)

    Orange County Sheriff Marine Patrol

    Algal Blooms

    FDEP 1-850-305-3903

    Orange County EPD

    Fish Kill

    FWCC, Fish Kills

    General Concerns/Complaints


    Orange County 311 Help & Info
    311 or 1-407-836-3111.

    Industrial Waste/Spill

    FDEP State Watch Office

    Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities

    FWCC, Wildlife Violations
    or via cell phone, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier

    Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts


    Orange County EPD

    Aquatic Plant Removal


    Orange County EPD

    Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading


    Orange County Help & Info
    311 or 407-836-3111

    City of Orlando

    Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill


    Orange County EPD

    Source(s): USF Water Institute

    FWCC - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    FDEP - Florida Department of Enviromental Protection

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      Orange County needs you to help manage and protect its natural resources! Fill out this form, and we will contact you with more information about becoming a volunteer. Learn more about volunteering »

      0 volunteers on Big Sand Lake have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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