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Lake Clinch

Clinch, Lake


located within Kissimmee River - Below Lake Hatchineha 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 1,219 acres
Mean Depth 16.0 feet
Maximum Depth 55.0 feet
Approximate Volume 691,750,076 gallons


Watershed Kissimmee River - Below Lake Hatchineha Watershed
Latitude 27° 44' 34"
Longitude 81° 32' 54"
Section-Township-Range 31-31-28
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    Hydrology Sampling Sites
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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 18 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 7,644 samples ranging from 1/31/1947 to 5/14/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data37013
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data38313
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data40262
    FDEP Ambient Monitoring Sampling Data41142
    FDEP, Water Quality Standards and Special Projects (Florida)POL688UL
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringClinch-Polk
    Polk County Parks & Natural Resources DivisionCLINCH
    Polk County Parks & Natural Resources DivisionCLINCH1
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data23836
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataSTA-481
    SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program DataSTA0479000048100
    USGS National Water Information System02269300
    USGS National Water Information System274430081330001
    USGS National Water Information System274430081330002
    USGS National Water Information System274430081330003
    USGS National Water Information System274430081330004
    USGS National Water Information System274430081330005
    USGS National Water Information System274430081330006

    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 »

    Clinch, Lake is located within the Kissimmee River - Below Lake Hatchineha 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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      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 Clinch, Lake have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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