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Central Lake Josephine

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NameJosephine, Central Lake
Alternate Name(s)N/A
CountyHighlands
Surface Area (acres)256.95
Latitude27° 23' 50"
Longitude81° 25' 36"
Section-Township-Range32-35-29
USGS Quarter QuadSEBRING ( SW )
LAKEWATCH RegionSE
LAKEWATCH Member? Yes

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ParameterLatest ValueHistorical RangeAdditional Information
Dissolved oxygen (DO) 5.12 mg/l
08/13/2012
Source: STORET_21FLSWFD
4.75 - 11.18 mg/l
01/21/2004 - 08/13/2012
46 samples
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Nitrogen 990.00 ug/l
06/15/2018
Source: LAKEWATCH_V
460.00 - 2,347.00 ug/l
05/09/1995 - 06/15/2018
1,817 samples
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pH 5.84
08/13/2012
Source: STORET_21FLSWFD
5.15 - 7.03
01/21/2004 - 08/13/2012
46 samples
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Phosphorus as P 73.00 ug/l
06/15/2018
Source: LAKEWATCH_V
21.00 - 350.00 ug/l
05/09/1995 - 06/15/2018
1,819 samples
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Secchi disk depth 1.30 ft
05/10/2018
Source: LAKEWATCH_V
0.33 - 7.50 ft
05/09/1995 - 05/10/2018
1,833 samples
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Temperature, water 84.09 deg F
08/13/2012
Source: STORET_21FLSWFD
56.35 - 88.61 deg F
01/21/2004 - 08/13/2012
46 samples
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Total Suspended Solids (TSS) 18.10 mg/l
08/13/2012
Source: STORET_21FLSWFD
3.00 - 18.10 mg/l
02/08/2006 - 08/13/2012
14 samples
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Trophic State Index: Florida DEP 61.00
05/10/2018
Source: LAKEWATCH_V
47.00 - 74.00
05/09/1995 - 05/10/2018
1,795 samples
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Turbidity 11.20 NTU
08/13/2012
Source: STORET_21FLSWFD
4.25 - 50.00 NTU
01/21/2004 - 08/13/2012
20 samples
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