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Hydrology of Lake Carroll, Hillsborough County, Florida

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4261

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Abstract

Lakeshore property around Lake Carroll has undergone extensive residential development since 1960. This development increased the lake shoreline, altered surface water flow to and from the lake, and may have affected lake-stage characteristics. Some areas of the lake were dredged to provide fill material for lakefront property. Water-balance analyses for 1952-60, a predevelopment period, and 1961-80, a period of residential development, indicate that both net surface water flow to the lake and downward leakage from the lake to the Floridan aquifer were greater after 1960. These changes were due more to changes in the regional climate and related changes in ground-water levels than to changes associated with residential development. Results of water quality analyses in 1980-81 are within State limits for surface waters used for recreation and wildlife propagation. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrology of Lake Carroll, Hillsborough County, Florida
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
83-4261
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1985
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
4 maps on 1 sheet : col. ; 41 x 37 cm. and smaller, on sheet 80 x 112 cm.