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)
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Hydrology of the Hamilton lakes and vicinity, Polk County, central Florida
38 p.; 1 map :col. ;45 x 40 cm. on sheet 71 x 107 cm., folded in envelope 31 x 23 cm.