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Hydrologic description of Lake Jackson, Sebring, Florida

Open-File Report 81-494

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Abstract

Available data were evaluated to document hydrologic conditions in the Lake Jackson basin, Florida. Bathymetric data indicate numerous dredged holes around the perimeter of the lake. Away from the dredged holes, a firm sand bottom slopes gradually from the shore to a maximum depth of 22 feet. Lake Jackson 's stage declined 3 feet from 1970 to 1973 and has remained below normal since that time. Rainfall was below average from 1970 to 1973, but the lake-level decline did not result solely from deficient precipitation. A water-budget analysis of the lake indicates that channelization downstream and groundwater withdrawals contributed significantly to the decline. Lake Jackson is used extensively for recreation. Available water-quality data indicate suitable conditions for recreation and the propagation and management of fish and wildlife. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrologic description of Lake Jackson, Sebring, Florida
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
81-494
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1981
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map :col. ;47 x 35 cm. on sheet 74 x 97 cm.