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Bear Lake

Bear Lake


located within Little Wekiva Watershed


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

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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.

Water Levels NAVD88
Latest Value 102.88 ft. 5/28/2020 Source: SEMCO_PWHYDRO
Historic Norm for Month 103.09 ft. 1979 - 2020
Historic Range 100.0 - 105.7 ft. 10/4/1978 - 5/28/2020 480 samples
FEMA Levels

104.5 ft.

FEMA 10-Year Flood

105.8 ft.

FEMA 100-Year Flood

Graphs and Data View 10-Year Graph Download Data
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Bathymetric Maps and Depth Information

These are the latest available contour maps of the river section's bottom. These maps are used to determine the volume of river section which can be useful in calculating flow volume and for determining where deep and shallow spots exist in a section of the river as well as to see the channel of the river. Learn more about bathymetric maps »

View Map Details Method River Elevation
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Date: 7/13/2000
DGPS_SONAR 101.769 ft. (NAVD88)
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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:

Apopka Upland (Region 7516)

This is a region of residual sand hills modified by karst processes and contains many small lakes. The current land cover consists of citrus, pasture, and urban and residential development. The physical and chemical characteristics of the lakes are varied, and lake water level can be highly fluctuating through drought periods. There are some acidic, clear, softwater lakes of low mineral content; some clear lakes with moderate nutrients (some may lack macrophytes); and some darker water lakes that still have cirumneutral pH values.

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