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Bear Lake

Bear Lake


located within Little Wekiva Watershed

Associated Names

  • BER

Biomonitoring Program

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This waterbody is part of our Biomonitoring Program.

The Biomonitoring Program helps to inform citizens about the monitoring of macroinvertebrate communities found in Seminole County's water resources.

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Lake Management Program

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This water resource is part of our
Lake Management Program.

The Lake Management Program helps citizens learn to maintain their neighborhood lakes by providing them with the resources and expertise they need to successfully do so.

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Water Resource Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 311 acres
Mean Depth 12.0 feet
Maximum Depth 37.0 feet
Approximate Volume 1,191,673,580 gallons


Watershed Little Wekiva Watershed
Latitude 28° 39' 07"
Longitude 81° 27' 01"
Section-Township-Range 19-21-29
USGS Quarter Quad FOREST CITY ( SW )
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    Hydrology Sampling Sites
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    Data Summary

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    This water resource is monitored by 21 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 169,384 samples ranging from 5/9/1972 to 2/21/2018. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP Central District Water Quality Data20010237
    FDEP Central District Water Quality Data20010918
    FDEP Central District Water Quality Data20010919
    FDEP Central District Water Quality Data20010920
    FDEP Central District Water Quality Data20010921
    FDEP Central District Water Quality Data20011176
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET20010237
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET20010238
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET20010239
    LAKEWATCH Supplemental Water Quality SamplingBear-Seminole
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringBear-Seminole
    Seminole County Lake AssessmentsBER
    Seminole County Legacy Storet Data180001
    Seminole County Legacy Storet Data180002
    Seminole County Legacy YSI DataSCPW-YSI-BEAR
    Seminole County Macroinvertebrate MonitoringBER
    Seminole County Water Levels DataSCPW-L-BER
    Seminole County Water Quality DataBER
    Seminole County YSI DataBER_YSI
    SJRWMD Water Quality Data55016
    USGS National Water Information System02234942

    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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    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

    1-407-897-4100 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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      Get Involved


      Seminole 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 »

      1 volunteer on Bear Lake has submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

      Become a Volunteer! Click here to sign up for volunteering.

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