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This gage is monitored in cooperation with the South Florida Water Management District.
LOCATION.--Lat 27°56'35", long 81°25'26", referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SE ¼ sec.21, T.29 S., R.29 E., Polk County, FL, Hydrologic Unit 03090101, on west side of lake, at southwest corner of private boat basin, 1/8 mi inland from the lake, 10.5 mi, northeast of Lake Wales.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--December 1941 to February 1942 (weekly); March to July 1942; August 1942 to August 1943 (fragmentary); March 1958 to April 1967 (weekly); May 1967 to July 2003 (once daily); August 2003 to September 2004; October 2004 to December 2004 (fragmentary); January 2005 to July 2005 (once daily); August 2005 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and data-collection platform. Datum of gage is at NGVD of 1929 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bench mark). See WDR FL-02-1A for history of changes prior to Oct. 17, 1979. Oct. 17, 1979 to July 2, 2003 to Dec. 12, 2004, nonrecording gage at site 1/8 mi southwest at present datum.
REMARKS.--Outflow from lake is through diversion canal to Lake Kissimmee, the most downstream of the Kissimmee River headwaters chain of lakes and also through Rosalie Creek to Tiger Lake, thence through Tiger Creek to Lake Kissimmee.