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Kissimmee, Lake (Osceola)

Lake Kissimmee (Osceola)

Kissimmee, Lake (Osceola)

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located within the following watersheds: Kissimmee River - Above Lake Hatchineha Watershed, Kissimmee River - Below Lake Hatchineha Watershed

Associated Names

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

Water Resource Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 30,762 acres
Mean Depth Not Available
Maximum Depth Not Available
Approximate Volume Not Available

Location

Watershed Kissimmee River - Above Lake Hatchineha Watershed
Latitude 27° 54' 34"
Longitude 81° 16' 02"
Section-Township-Range N/A
USGS Quarter Quad LAKE WEOHYAKAPKA NE ( SE )
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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 15 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 24,687 samples ranging from 4/6/1982 to 5/8/2014. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data3506
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data8760
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data8769
    FDEP Central District Water Quality Data26010089
    FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida)OSC694NL
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data03090101-LK-22
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data03090101-LK-29
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data03090101-LK-30
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data03090101-LK-31
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Water Quality Data03090101-LK-32
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringKissimmee-Osceola
    South Florida Water Management DistrictE02
    South Florida Water Management DistrictE03
    South Florida Water Management DistrictE04
    South Florida Water Management DistrictE06

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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 »

    Kissimmee, Lake (Osceola) is located within the Kissimmee River - Above Lake Hatchineha 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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