Hydrologic aspects of freshening upper Old Tampa Bay, Florida

Mann, J.A. (1972) Hydrologic aspects of freshening upper Old Tampa Bay, Florida. Tallahassee, FL, Florida Geological Survey, (Information circular - Florida Geological Survey, 76)

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Upper Old Tampa Bay, a 17-square mile area of Old Tampa Bay, Florida, has been proposed for conversion to a fresh-water lake. The amount of runoff to the proposed lake and its chemical quality are both adequate to freshen and sustain a fresh-water lake in this part of the bay. During 1950-66 runoff to the proposed lake, including discharge from Lake Tarpon, would have averaged 134 mgd (million gallons per day) and would have displaced the volume of the proposed lake at normal pool stage (2.5 feet above mean sea level) about 1.7 times per year. Without discharge from Lake Tarpon, the volume of the proposed lake would have been displaced 1.2 times. If the lake level was initially at a normal pool stage during a critically dry year, such as 1956, the proposed lake would have declined 0.25 to 0.5 foot below the minimum design level, (1.5 feet above mean sea level). (44 page document)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Hydrologic aspects of freshening upper Old Tampa Bay, Florida
Personal Creator/Author:
Mann, J.A.
Series Name: Information circular - Florida Geological Survey
Number: 76
Date: 1972
Publisher: Florida Geological Survey
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, FL
Latitude: 27.9147
Longitude: -82.5895
Issuing Agency: Florida Geological Survey
Uncontrolled Keywords: Old Tampa Bay; Florida; freshwater lakes; conversion
Subjects: Limnology
Item ID: 1207
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2008 23:52
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:58
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1207

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