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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 Harris
Lake County, Florida

Introduction | Subsurface Characterization

Introduction

Trackmap for Lake Harris.
Lake Harris for showing profile locations, survey track lines, and karst features. Click on the image to see a larger version.
Lake Harris is part of a chain of lakes that comprise the Central Lakes region of the Central Lakes District (see Fig. 8, Regional Geology). The county name, Lake, further attests to the predominance of the water-table lakes in this area. The district is characterized as sand hill karst with solution basins (Brooks and Merrit, 1981). In this area the Hawthorn Group pinches out onto the Ocala Limestone. Lake Harris has an irregular shape, covering 73 km2 with about 62 km (38 mi) of shoreline. The lake narrows to Little Lake Harris to the south and Lake Denham to the west. Dead River joins the lake with Lake Eustis to the northeast. Sand hills with numerous small lakes within their interstices trend southeastward from the southern shore.

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