Lake Apopka Chemical-Physical Data, August and September 1956

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Title

Lake Apopka Chemical-Physical Data, August and September 1956

Alternative Title

Lake Apopka Chemical-Physical Data

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Winter Garden (Fla.)
Montverde (Fla.)
Water quality--Florida
Geological surveys--United States
Oakland (Fla.)

Description

A water quality survey for Lake Apopka. Samples shown were taken by Harold L. Moody, a fishery biologist working for the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission. The samples were drawn from several locations across the lake, over a range of one month. Included in the table is data from the U.S. Ecological Survey of Lake Apopka from 1924. The lake was considered mainly pristine in 1924 and the muck farms considered responsible for much of the pollution in the lake were not constructed until 1941. Bass fishing in Lake Apopka was considered world-class until the 1950s. This table shows an massive increase in sulfate levels in the lake since 1924, ranging from an increase of 4 to 10 times.

Source

Photocopy of original 1-page survey by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, 1956: binder 1961, drawer 1938-1987, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1956-09-11

Contributor

Moody, Harold L.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied 1-page survey by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, 1956.

Is Part Of

Binder 1961, drawer 1938-1987, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Oakland Nature Preserve Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

205 KB

Medium

1-page survey

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Oakland, Florida
Lake Apopka, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida
Montverde, Florida
Gourd Neck, Florida
Hog Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Science Teacher
Geography Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Friends of Lake Apopka and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Learn About Your Watershed: Ocklawaha River Watershed." Florida's Water: Ours to Protect, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Accessed June 12, 2015. http://www.protectingourwater.org/watersheds/map/ocklawaha/.
"About the FWC." Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Accessed June 12, 2015. http://myfwc.com/about/.

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1-page survey

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