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Water Quality in Central Florida’s Phosphate Mineralized Region



The Florida Institute of Phosphate Research (FIPR) initiated a project in 1984 entitled “Water Quality in Lakes in Central Florida’s Phosphate Mineralized Region” as a supplementary study to a two-year project completed previously. The new (1984) project involved sampling and analysis at 15 lakes, both natural and reclaimed. Parameters measured included pH, conductivity, temperature, light energy, and 12 metals. Four sampling events were conducted over a one year period. Diel cycle (24-hour) sampling was also performed at four lakes twice during the year (summer and winter). This report presents the results of the study, along with an analysis of the data.