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Analysis of Projected Impacts of the Alligator Chain Drawdown Project on The Surrounding Water Table Aquifer.

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Date Issued:
1998-07-28
Summary:
An extreme drawdown of the Alligator Chain and Lake Gentry to reverse the decline of aquatic habitat associated with years of lake level stabilization has been proposed. The project area is located southeast of St.Cloud in Osceola County,Florida. During the drawdown, approximately 3,450 acres of bottom sediments will be exposed, simulating the historic cycle of flood and drought which maintained the lakes' ecological balance. Also associated with the drawdown will be the removal of approximately 475,000 cubic yards of organic material (muck) from the lake bottom. This habitat enhancement project was initiated by public concerns for protection of their resource. Although the lakes' water quality is good, the prospect of cleaner shorelines, less nuisance vegetation and organic material, and an improved sport fishery has engendered a great deal of support for this project from homeowners and other area residents who utilize these lakes (see Appendix A for more detailed overview of the proposed drawdown project).
Title: Analysis of Projected Impacts of the Alligator Chain Drawdown Project on The Surrounding Water Table Aquifer.
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Name(s): South Florida Water Management District (Fla.)
Carnes, James T.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1998-07-28
Publisher: South Florida Water Management District (Fla.)
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 volume, illustrations, charts, maps ; 28 cm
Language(s): English
Summary: An extreme drawdown of the Alligator Chain and Lake Gentry to reverse the decline of aquatic habitat associated with years of lake level stabilization has been proposed. The project area is located southeast of St.Cloud in Osceola County,Florida. During the drawdown, approximately 3,450 acres of bottom sediments will be exposed, simulating the historic cycle of flood and drought which maintained the lakes' ecological balance. Also associated with the drawdown will be the removal of approximately 475,000 cubic yards of organic material (muck) from the lake bottom. This habitat enhancement project was initiated by public concerns for protection of their resource. Although the lakes' water quality is good, the prospect of cleaner shorelines, less nuisance vegetation and organic material, and an improved sport fishery has engendered a great deal of support for this project from homeowners and other area residents who utilize these lakes (see Appendix A for more detailed overview of the proposed drawdown project).
Identifier: FI05121901 (IID), 1019084 (digitool), fiu:12424 (fedora), AAB9700QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2006, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Gentry, Lake (Fla.) -- Water level -- Environmental aspects
Alligator Chain of Lakes (Fla.) -- Water level -- Environmental aspects
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