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The Florida Atlas of Lakes is a website designed for Lake Volunteers across Florida by the University of South Florida’s Water Atlas Program and supported by the Florida Lake Management Society (FLMS) and Florida LAKEWATCH. The purpose of the atlas is to highlight the critical lake water resources in Florida and to demonstrate the value of Florida’s many lake volunteers. Florida Lake Management SocietyThe mission of the Florida Lake Management Society is to promote protection, enhancement, conservation, restoration, and management of Florida's aquatic resources; provide a forum for education and information exchange; and advocate environmentally sound and economically feasible lake and aquatic resource management for the citizens of Florida. Florida LAKEWATCH Florida LAKEWATCH is a volunteer citizen lake monitoring program that facilitates "hands-on" citizen participation in the management of Florida lakes through monthly monitoring activities. Coordinated through the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, the program has been in existence since 1986. In 1991 the Florida Legislature recognized the importance of the program and established Florida LAKEWATCH in the state statutes (Florida Statute 1004.49.). LAKEWATCH is now one of the largest lake monitoring programs in the nation with over 1800 trained citizens monitoring 600+ lakes.
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Maintenance Schedule: Website and interactive mapping application performance may be slow on every second Tuesday of each month between the hours of 3:00PM and 5:00PM due to scheduled maintenance. You may also experience temporary delays during times when large data updates are performed. Delays typically last less than 30 minutes. The interactive mapping application will also be inaccessible from 3:00PM to 5:00PM on the second Tuesday of every month in order to update the GIS layers being displayed.
Disclaimer: The Florida Atlas of Lakes website is still in development and may be inconsistent in its functionality. All data obtained from the Atlas are provisional, subject to change and provided without warranty of any kind.
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