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Hydrology of the Hamilton lakes and vicinity, Polk County, central Florida

Open-File Report 82-630

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Abstract

The Hamilton lakes, headwaters of the eastern arm of the Peace River drainage system, consist of Lake Hamilton, Middle Lake Hamilton, and Little Lake Hamilton. The lakes, which are connected by canals that tend to equalize their levels, probably occupy coalesced sinkhole depressions. The drainage basin of Lake Hamilton contains several water-control structures which can alter the effective size of the area contributing water to the Hamilton lakes according to their gate settings. The chemical and biological conditions in the Hamilton lakes are such that the lakes are not sufficiently enriched to cause problems with excessive weed growth or algae blooms. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrology of the Hamilton lakes and vicinity, Polk County, central Florida
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-630
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
38 p.; 1 map :col. ;45 x 40 cm. on sheet 71 x 107 cm., folded in envelope 31 x 23 cm.