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Lakewatch Videos


UF/IFAS research highlight of the FLorida LAKEWATCH program
, LAKEWATCH Director Mark Hoyer


Establishing numeric nutrient criteria for Florida lakes
, Dr. Dan Canfield


Problems with the proposed (now adopted) numeric nutrient criteria for Florida lakes
, Dr. Roger Bachmann


LAKEWATCH printed and electronic materials

For more than 30 years now, LAKEWATCH has put much of its energy into recruiting and training volunteers and facilitating the collection of data on hundreds of Florida waterbodies. However, much more is happening.

While we continue to add new lakes to the program, we are also working to provide useful information to our hardworking volunteers and the public. We do this through circulars and pamphlets bathymetric maps. and regular newsletters. We also make the data available, use the data as the basis for research on Florida lakes, and publish the results in national and international journals.

To accomplish this, we've developed a series of information circulars and pamphlets. These materials provide a basic foundation to the terminology and concepts used in the water management arena. We do want to point out, however, that not all scientists and water managers use this information in precisely the same way. The descriptions and explanations that we've assembled represent water management as the Florida LAKEWATCH team has come to understand it after much research, observation, and feedback from volunteers.

All publications can also be found in the main database:   Search the Database

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LAKWEWATCH Newsletter issues can be browsed here.

Extension Circulars & Pamphlets  

Research Publications  


Lake Management Plans  


Historical Research Reports