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Lake Carlton

Carlton, Lake


located within Rocky Brushy Creek Watershed


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Water Levels

Water levels typically follow rainfall patterns during periods of wet weather and drought. From these data, one can get a picture of how recent flood or drought events compare to historical data. Learn more about lake water levels »

Water Levels
Latest Value High Water
Historic Norm
for Month
Historic Range Additional Information
51.68 ft.
NO DATA 51.22 ft.
2/9/1973 - 2/23/2015
48.5 - 54.80 ft.
5/4/1971 - 2/23/2015
361 samples
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Bathymetric Maps and Depth Information

These are the latest available contour maps of the lake's bottom. These maps can be used to determine where "holes" (deep spots) exist on the lake bottom. Such areas are often productive for fishing. Learn more about bathymetric maps »

Bathymetric Map
View Map Details Method Lake Elevation
View Contour Map
Date: 7/25/2013
2013 2-Foot Bathymetric Contour Map for Lake Carlton
DGPS-SONAR 52.98 ft. (NGVD29)
View Contour Map
Date: 8/26/2008
DGPS_SONAR 51.65 ft. (NGVD29)
View Contour Map
Date: 8/8/2000
DGPS_SONAR 50.02 ft. (NGVD29)
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Additional Hydrology and Geology Information

The Lake Region Classification System is a tool used for grouping lakes based on similarities in physiography, geology, soils, hydrology, water chemistry, vegetation, and climate. It was created from a cooperative effort involving the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and researchers at the University of Florida's Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. There are a total of 47 Lake Region groups. These are used to provide a framework of the different types of lakes in the state so that management plans can be developed for groups of lakes with similar characteristics. Learn more about Florida Lake Regions »

The lake region this lake is located in is:

Tampa Plain (Region 7522)

This is a plain of low relief, with elevations ranging from 5-90 feet. This region has slightly acidic, darkwater, mesotrophic lakes, in contrast to the more clear lakes of the bordering Keystone Lakes (located in the middle of this region), and Land-o-Lakes regions (located to the east of this region).

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