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The Lake Region Classification System is a tool used for grouping lakes based on similarities in physiography, geology, soils, hydrology, water chemistry, vegetation, and climate. It was created from a cooperative effort involving the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and researchers at the University of Florida's Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. There are a total of 47 Lake Region groups. These are used to provide a framework of the different types of lakes in the state so that management plans can be developed for groups of lakes with similar characteristics. Learn more about Florida Lake Regions »
The lake region this lake is located in is:
Southwestern Flatlands (Region 7536)
This lowland lake region includes barrier islands, gulf coastal flatlands and valleys, and higher elevation, gently sloping coastal plain terraces. Elevations range from sea level to 150 feet. Much of the pine flatwoods and wet and dry grassland prairies have been converted to extensive areas of pasture, rangeland, and young citrus groves. Lakes in this region can range from slightly acidic to alkaline, but most are eutrophic and have dark colored water. Some lakes near the Lake Wales/Winter Haven area appear more similar to the Lake Wales Ridge Transition region, that is, with more moderate levels of nutrients and color.