Lake Apopka, Florida Fish Kill Report by Eugene W. Surber

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Title

Lake Apopka, Florida Fish Kill Report by Eugene W. Surber

Alternative Title

Surber Fish Kill Report

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Winter Garden (Fla.)
Oakland (Fla.)
Zellwood (Fla.)
Water quality--Florida
Water conservation
Pesticides--United States
Fishing--Florida
DDT (Insecticide)
Insecticides--United States
Pollution--Florida

Description

A report by Eugene W. Surber on the May 1963 Lake Apopka Fish Kill. Surber describes his visit to Lake Apopka, Florida, and examines samples of dead and dying fish recovered from the lake. It is estimated that roughly 3 millions pounds of fish were killed in May 1963. Surber interviews several locals regarding aerial spraying of pesticide and its correlation to the Apopka fish kills. He concludes that pesticide the most likely cause of the fish kills, due to the extremely fast and intermittent nature of the kills.

Creator

Surber, E. W.

Source

Photocopy of original 5-page typewritten report: binder 1963, drawer 1938-1987, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Publisher

Aquatic Biology Section, Robert A. Taft Sanitary Engineering Center

Date Created

ca. 1963-06-12

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied 5-page typewritten report.

Is Part Of

Binder 1963, drawer 1938-1987, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Oakland Nature Preserve Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

785 KB

Medium

5-page typewritten report

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Cincinnati, Ohio
Lake Apopka, Florida
Zellwood, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida
Oakland, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Science Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Eugene W. Surber.

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/.

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Original Format

5-page typewritten report

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