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
Waterbody County Acressort icon
Montgomery Lake Columbia 36
May, Lake Polk 44
Maude, Lake Polk 55
Mizell, Lake Orange 62
Martha, Lake Polk 85
Minnehaha, Lake Orange 96
Mirror, Lake Polk 123
Mud Lake Polk 133
Mariam, Lake Polk 199
Merritt's Mill Pond Jackson 202
Martin Bayou Bay 240
Maitland, Lake Orange 451
Mariana, Lake Polk 500
McLeod, Lake Polk 512
Medard Reservoir Hillsborough 770
Manatee, Lake Manatee 1,550
Marion, Lake Polk 2,990
Marian, Lake Osceola 5,739
Miccosukee, Lake Jefferson 6,276
Monroe, Lake Volusia 9,406