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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 Dixie
Lake County, Florida

Introduction | Subsurface Characterization

Introduction

Lake Dixie Seismic Track Map.
Seismic Survey Track Map for Dixie Lake showing profile locations, survey track lines, and karst features. Click on the image to see a larger version.
Lake Dixie is among a cluster of small (< 1 km) lakes in southeastern Lake County. The physiography is described by Brooks and Merrit (1981), as The Gap (see Fig. 8, Regional Geology), an area of lower elevation, about 25 to 37 m (85 to 120 ft) between the Sugarloaf Mountain region and No Name Ridge. The lower elevation is a result of increased erosion of the underlying limestone. A number of lakes occupy this lowland, of which Lakes Trout, Pike, Smokehouse and Hammond were also surveyed in this study. The Gap and the flanking highlands are part of the Lake Wales Ridge, which is the topographic crest of Central Florida (Brooks and Merrit, 1981). The Ridge is characterized by residual sand hills, relic beach ridges and paleo dune fields. The topography on either side of the ridge has been reduced to the water table, forming Green Swamp to the southwest and Sawgrass Bays to the southeast. Lake level in December of 1995 was 26 m (85 ft) NGVD. Lake Dixie is roughly circular, with a perimeter of 4 km (2.5 mi) and a surface area of about 1 km2.

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