Lake Apopka Chemical-Physical Data, August and September 1956
Lake Apopka Chemical-Physical Data
Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Winter Garden (Fla.)
Geological surveys--United States
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.
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.
Lake Apopka, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida
Gourd Neck, Florida
Hog Island, Florida
Originally created by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission.
"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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