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Little Lake Howell Watershed

Little Lake Howell Watershed



This section includes information about the geography and land use within the watershed, including the historical and current forms of land use.

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Source(s): U.S. Department of Commerce

The following information illustrates the change in population within the watershed during the past few decades. Statistics shown are only for the watershed area within the boundary of this Water Atlas.

Total Population within each Watershed from 1970-2020
Watershed 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020  
Big Econlockhatchee Watershed 1,122 2,091 6,613 11,639 20,807 21,523 Graph
Big Wekiva Watershed 1,750 10,353 17,690 15,498 15,553 17,405 Graph
Gee Creek Watershed 8,943 17,967 28,110 32,639 31,617 36,846 Graph
Howell Creek Watershed 12,777 30,323 52,258 67,829 78,532 82,922 Graph
Lake Harney Watershed 408 773 1,392 1,534 2,139 NO DATA Graph
Lake Jesup Watershed 7,998 12,326 22,328 25,194 33,570 42,902 Graph
Lake Monroe (L-S Canal) Watershed 5,240 7,340 9,370 17,730 36,060 49,638 Graph
Little Econlockhatchee Watershed 1,826 6,306 14,956 33,430 33,004 34,133 Graph
Little Lake Howell Watershed 925 3,227 4,881 5,999 8,462 6,908 Graph
Little Wekiva Watershed 16,385 45,924 67,131 79,856 78,845 86,015 Graph
Midway Watershed 4,570 6,623 6,117 5,665 8,349 9,401 Graph
Puzzle Lake Watershed 422 833 1,417 435 581 814 Graph
Saint Johns Watershed 318 601 873 1,467 1,184 2,185 Graph
Sanford Watershed 13,971 15,220 16,244 17,679 17,247 16,413 Graph
Soldiers Creek Watershed 6,124 17,849 34,114 41,683 42,145 43,371 Graph
Yankee Lake Watershed 859 1,892 3,904 6,892 14,632 16,219 Graph
Totals for All Watershed Areas 83,638 179,648 287,398 365,169 422,727 466,695  

Source(s): U.S. Department of Commerce

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    Land Acquisition and Protection

    The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is the primary source for information on Florida's conservation lands. The Inventory database includes boundaries and statistics for more than 1,400 federal, state, local, and private managed areas, all provided directly by the managing agencies. National parks, state forests, wildlife management areas, local and private preserves are examples of the managed areas included.

    Statistics shown are only for the watershed area within the boundary of this Water Atlas.

    2% of the land area within the Little Lake Howell Watershed is under protection.

    The amount of protected land under federal, state, local, and private ownership
    Ownership Area (square miles)
    Local 0.06
    Source: Florida Natural Areas Inventory
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      Land Use / Land Cover

      Land Cover categorizes the land in terms of the observed physical surface characteristics. For example, while the land use may be classified as agricultural, the land cover may be classified as upland or wetland. Learn more about land use and land cover »

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      The interactive map shown below demonstrates how the use of land within and around Little Lake Howell Watershed has changed over time. Use the slider control at the top left of the map to change the year displayed. Use the visibility slider at the top right to change the opacity of the land use layer.

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      Land Use Legend

      • Urban & Built-up
      • Agriculture
      • Rangeland
      • Upland Forests
      • Water
      • Wetlands
      • Barren Land
      • Utilities
      • Watershed Boundary
      Acreage and Percentage within each Land Use / Land Cover Category for Little Lake Howell Watershed
      Year Urban & Built-up Agriculture Rangeland Upland Forests Water Wetlands Barren Land Transportation and Utilities
      Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres%
      20001,40552165695422581766559212< 1753
      19951,45654151659223081506616235< 1331

      Source(s): St. Johns River Water Management District

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