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Lake Howard

Howard, Lake


located within Peace River - Peace Creek Canal Watershed

Associated Names

  • There are no associated names for this body of water.

2017 Fish Advisory In Effect

This water resource has a fish advisory in effect. Please see the Florida Fish Advisories publication.

Water Resource Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 624 acres
Mean Depth 11.0 feet
Maximum Depth 19.0 feet
Approximate Volume 2,270,506,840 gallons


Watershed Peace River - Peace Creek Canal Watershed
Latitude 28° 01' 26"
Longitude 81° 44' 38"
Section-Township-Range 30-28-26
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    Water Quality Sampling Sites
    Hydrology Sampling Sites
    Other Sampling Sites

    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 20 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 24,321 samples ranging from 4/19/1945 to 1/8/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data45441
    FDEP Southwest District Sampling Data25020267
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringHoward-Polk
    Polk County Parks & Natural Resources DivisionHOWARD
    Polk County Parks & Natural Resources DivisionHOWARD1
    Polk County Parks & Natural Resources DivisionHOWARD1-CC
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data24845
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data24846
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataRNF-247
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataSTA-127
    SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program DataSTA0127000012700
    USGS National Water Information System02294036
    USGS National Water Information System280127081444501
    USGS National Water Information System280127081444502
    USGS National Water Information System280127081444503
    USGS National Water Information System280127081444504
    USGS National Water Information System280127081444505
    USGS National Water Information System280127081444506
    USGS National Water Information System280127081444507
    USGS National Water Information System280130081444200

    Report Water Pollution


    Every one of us contributes pollution to our streams, lakes, bays and oceans. The wastewater, dirt, and debris of our lives eventually drains downstream. Each of us must minimize our contribution to keep our waterways healthy and enjoyable. Some materials are powerful pollutants like raw sewage, petroleum, or pesticides, but even natural, biodegradable plant materials can add nitrogen to water resources and cause algal blooms and fish kills. Please use the information below to assist you in reporting an incident to the correct agency. Learn More about Reporting Pollution »

    To Report Water Pollution:

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    Watersheds and Drainage Basins

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    Watersheds are areas of land with waterways that flow to a common destination. The boundaries between watersheds are elevated areas called divides. In this Atlas, the watersheds are composed of groups of creeks that flow to a single bay or group of bays. Drainage basins are subunits of watersheds and are defined by the main creek that flows through them. Polk County has five watersheds, named after the bays or river, and 1 drainage basins, named after the creeks. Stormwater improvements to reduce flooding and improve water quality are based on the drainage basin unit. Learn more about watersheds »

    Howard, Lake is located within the Peace River - Peace Creek Canal Watershed.

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    Who to call about environmental concerns and to report environmentally harmful activities. For potentially life threatening emergencies dial 911.

    Concern or Activity Contact(s)
    Dangerous Boating / Accidents

    FWCC, Division of Boating Safety
    1-850-488-5600 (to report an accident) or
    1-888-404-3922 (to report unsafe boating)

    Algal Blooms


    Fish Kill

    FWCC, Fish Kills

    General Concerns/Complaints


    Industrial Waste/Spill


    Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities

    FWCC, Wildlife Violations
    or via cell phone, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier

    Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts


    Aquatic Plant Removal


    Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading

    1-813-632-7600 or via cell phone, dial #DEP

    Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill


    Source(s): USF Water Institute

    FWCC - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    FDEP - Florida Department of Enviromental Protection

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      Get Involved


      Polk County needs you to help manage and protect its natural resources! Fill out this form, and we will contact you with more information about becoming a volunteer. Learn more about volunteering »

      0 volunteers on Howard, Lake have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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