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

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Lake Lochloosa
Alachua County, Florida

Introduction | Subsurface Characterization

Introduction

Lake Lochloosa Seismic Track Map.
Seismic Survey Track Map for Lake Lochloosa showing profile locations, survey track lines, and karst features. Click on the image to see a larger version.
Lochloosa Lake is located in the Alachua Prairies, southern Alachua county. Part of the Ocala Uplift, this area of highly mature karst terrain has been dissolved virtually to the water table (Brooks, 1981), creating loosely connected marshlands and lakes. Lochloosa is connected via Cross Creek to Lake Orange, which ultimately connects via canal to Paynes Prairie to the north. The shoreline is predominantly marshland, with Lochloosa creek to the north and Little Lochloosa and Right Arm Lochloosa Lake to the south and west. Lochloosa Lake is irregular in shape, with a perimeter of 21 km (13 mi) and an area of about 22 km2. Lake elevation at the time of the seismic survey was 17.5 m (57.5 ft) NGVD.

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