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Subsurface Characterization of Selected Water Bodies in the St Johns River Water Management District, Northeast Florida

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Cowpen Lake
Clay County, Florida

Introduction | Subsurface Characterization

Introduction

Cowpen Lake Seismic Track Map.
Seismic Survey Track Map. Click on the image to see a larger version.
Cowpen Lake is Gocated in western Putnam County, Florida. The lake is located within the Interlachen Sand Hills of the Central Lakes District (see Fig. 7, Regional geology). The area around the lake is dominated by many small lakes and marshland, particularly Levys Prairie to the north. The lakes and prairies in this region occupy dissolution valleys, where sinkholes coalesce to form small, irregular-shaped lakes. Cowpen's shoreline is very irregular, with a perimeter of 11.5 km and a surface area of 2.8 km2. Lake level in March of 1995 was 26 m (85 ft) NGVD.

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