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Sunny Lake

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located within Coastal Old Tampa Bay Watershed

Description

Explore general as well as scientific information about the movement, chemistry and biology of area surface water environments.

The data on this page indicate how fast the water is moving and how deep the water is on this water resource.

Click the Learn More links to explore each parameter and how it indicates Hydrology.

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Water Levels

Water levels typically follow rainfall patterns during periods of wet weather and drought. From these data, one can get a picture of how recent flood or drought events compare to historical data. Learn more about lake water levels »

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Bathymetric Maps and Depth Information

These are the latest available contour maps of the lake's bottom. These maps can be used to determine where "holes" (deep spots) exist on the lake bottom. Such areas are often productive for fishing. Learn more about bathymetric maps »

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    Additional Hydrology and Geology Information

    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:

    Pinellas Peninsula (Region 7528)

    The coastal geology changes in this region from the exposed limestone to the north to deeply weathered sand hills to sand and shells. Besides the coastal strand, the natural vegetation consisted of longleaf pine/xerophytic oak on the north and west, and pine flatwoods on the southeast. The dominant characteristic of the region now is Clearwater/St. Petersburg urbanization. Several small lakes are found in this region. They are high nutrient lakes. This may be a result of naturally occurring phosphoritic pebbles in the geology, as well as anthropogenic impacts.

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    Download and/or graph water quality, hydrology, and rainfall trends using the data presented on the Atlas for use in your own analyses and reports.

     
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