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Lake Bentley

Bentley, Lake

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located within Peace River - Saddle Creek Watershed

Associated Names

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Water Resource Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 51.36 acres
Mean Depth 7.0 feet
Maximum Depth 12.0 feet
Approximate Volume 124,035,911 gallons

Location

Watershed Peace River - Saddle Creek Watershed
Latitude 28° 00' 52"
Longitude 81° 55' 36"
Section-Township-Range 29-28-24
USGS Quarter Quad LAKELAND ( SE )
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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 3 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 3,606 samples ranging from 12/12/1988 to 8/6/2014. The sites sampling this water resource are:

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    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 »

    Bentley, Lake is located within the Peace River - Saddle Creek Watershed.

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    Regulation

    Regulation

    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

    FWCC

    Fish Kill

    FWCC, Fish Kills
    1-800-636-0511

    General Concerns/Complaints

    FDEP
    1-813-632-7600

    Industrial Waste/Spill

    FDEP
    1-800-320-0519

    Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities

    FWCC, Wildlife Violations
    1-888-404-3922
    or via cell phone, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier

    Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts

    FDEP
    1-813-632-7600

    Aquatic Plant Removal

    FWCC
    1-863-534-7074

    Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading

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

    Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill

    FDEP
    1-813-632-7600

    Source(s): University of South Florida, Florida Center for Community Design and Research

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

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