Bathymetric Maps

To improve the cost-effectiveness of submersed aquatic plant management in Florida public lakes, FWC initiated an ongoing bathymetric mapping project. To date, maps have been generated for approximately 150 waterbodies. Those with a history of large-scale hydrilla problems or management programs received first priority, followed by waters in which hydrilla has only recently been introduced. Mapping of additional waters will occur as funding and water levels allow.

Bathymetric data are collected when water levels are high, and water volumes are calculated for one-foot contours. Water acreage and average lake volume at the time of data collection are provided for each waterbody.

These measurements are crucial for accurately applying herbicides to submersed aquatic plants. Managers must have accurate water depth information to calculate the appropriate amount of active ingredient to apply. Too much herbicide is not only wasteful; it can result in unintended control of non-target plants. Too little herbicide can result in no control at all.

Click on a waterbody below (or from the A-Z listing) to see the corresponding bathymetric map.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y
Waterbodysort icon County Acres
Haines, Lake Polk 716
Hall, Lake Leon 172
Hamilton, Lake Polk 2,126
Harris, Lake Lake 13,788
Hartridge, Lake Polk 434
Hatchineha, Lake Osceola 6,665
Hellen-Blazes, Lake Brevard 381
Henry, Lake Highlands 64
Hollingsworth, Lake Polk 356
Holly Lake Lake 98
Howard, Lake Polk 628
Hunter, Lake Polk 100
Huntley, Lake Highlands 500
Hurricane Lake Okaloosa 350