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Big Econlockhatchee Watershed

Big Econlockhatchee Watershed

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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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Population

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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.

Total Population within each Watershed from 1970-2010
Watershed 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010  
Big Econlockhatchee Watershed 1,122 2,091 6,613 11,639 20,807 Graph
Big Wekiva Watershed 1,750 10,353 17,690 15,498 15,553 Graph
Gee Creek Watershed 8,943 17,967 28,110 32,639 31,617 Graph
Howell Creek Watershed 12,777 30,323 52,258 67,829 78,532 Graph
Lake Harney Watershed 408 773 1,392 1,534 2,139 Graph
Lake Jesup Watershed 7,998 12,326 22,328 25,194 33,570 Graph
Lake Monroe (L-S Canal) Watershed 5,240 7,340 9,370 17,730 36,060 Graph
Little Econlockhatchee Watershed 1,826 6,306 14,956 33,430 33,004 Graph
Little Lake Howell Watershed 925 3,227 4,881 5,999 8,462 Graph
Little Wekiva Watershed 16,385 45,924 67,131 79,856 78,845 Graph
Midway Watershed 4,570 6,623 6,117 5,665 8,349 Graph
Puzzle Lake Watershed 422 833 1,417 435 581 Graph
Saint Johns Watershed 318 601 873 1,467 1,184 Graph
Sanford Watershed 13,971 15,220 16,244 17,679 17,247 Graph
Soldiers Creek Watershed 6,124 17,849 34,114 41,683 42,145 Graph
Yankee Lake Watershed 859 1,892 3,904 6,892 14,632 Graph
Totals for All Watershed Areas 83,638 179,648 287,398 365,169 422,727  

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

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

     
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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.

    29% of the land area within the Big Econlockhatchee Watershed is under protection.

    The amount of protected land under federal, state, local, and private ownership
    Ownership Area (square miles)
    Federal 0.77
    Local 1.21
    State 11.39
    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 »

      Interactive Land Use Viewer

      The interactive map shown below demonstrates how the use of land within and around Big Econlockhatchee 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
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      • Watershed Boundary
      Acreage and Percentage within each Land Use / Land Cover Category for Big Econlockhatchee Watershed
      Year Urban & Built-up Agriculture Rangeland Upland Forests Water Wetlands Barren Land Transportation and Utilities
      Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres% Acres%
      20147,688264,245141,09844,565161,286410,3373580257< 1
      20097,408254,443151,03644,608161,247410,138343101240< 1
      20046,612225,177181,17445,286181,35559,66833120152< 1
      20005,775205,608191,46554,959171,393510,0293430204< 1
      19955,630195,051171,47855,070171,515510,081343971213< 1
      19905,798205,918201,87866,141211,09448,43229130162< 1

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

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