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This gage is monitored in cooperation with the South Florida Water Management District.

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LOCATION.--Lat 27°26'27", long 81°15'42", in NE1/4 sec.18, T.35 S., R.31 E., Highlands County, Hydrologic Unit 03090101, in canal on northeast corner of lake, at Palm Estates Retirement Community, 0.6 mi southwest of town of Lorida, and 9.1 mi east of De Soto City.

SURFACE AREA.--27,500 acres (43.0 mi2).

DRAINAGE AREA.--607 mi2.

PERIOD OF RECORD.--August 1936 to September 2011 (discontinued). July 1965 to September 1989, records for Canal 41A at S-68 at Lake Istokpoga, near Lake Placid (station 02273200).

GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and data-collection platform. Datum of gage is at NGVD of 1929 (levels by South Florida Water Management District). Prior to May 19, 1937, nonrecording gage at datum 40.54 ft higher and May 19, 1937, to Aug. 17, 1942, at datum 38.54 ft higher, at site on northwest shore of lake 4.0 mi southwest of mouth of Arbuckle Creek. Aug. 20, 1942, to July 6, 1965, water-stage recorder near mouth of Arbuckle Creek at datum 34.07 ft higher. July 7, 1965, to Nov. 27, 1973, water-stage recorder at site 7.5 mi south at datum 30.00 ft higher. Nov. 28, 1973, to Mar. 27, 1990, at present datum at site 7.5 mi south.

REMARKS.--Lake controlled by dam with removable stoplogs in Istokpoga Canal from June 1949 to July 1962. Since July 21, 1962, lake controlled by operation of structure 68 on Canal 41A on southeast shore of lake. Dam on Istokpoga Canal is still in place. Flow occurs at times in this canal.

Available Parameters Period of Record
1936-08-01  2011-09-29


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Summary of all available data for this site
Instantaneous-data availability statement
*** There are no data available on the Waterdata system for the time period specified,
    although data may be available in the files of the local USGS office operating the station.