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Groundwater Seepage Study Underway at Spring Lake

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Environmental Research & Design, Inc. (ERD) is currently conducting a study to develop a water and nutrient budget for Spring Lake. This study, funded by Seminole County, includes a 12-month field monitoring program to assist in quantifying water and nutrient inputs to the lake.

One of the inputs under evaluation by ERD is groundwater seepage, which consists of shallow subsurface inflow around the perimeter of the lake. Groundwater seepage has been shown to be a significant input to many lakes in the Central Florida area. This input is evaluated using an aluminum underwater chamber which is placed on the bottom of the lake.

Fifteen seepage monitors have been installed in Spring Lake and will be there for the duration of the study period. Please do not disturb this equipment. Valuable data for the lake will be lost in the event of vandalism. If you notice a meter which has been damaged, please call ERD at 407/855-9465.