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Alachua County Watershed Fact Sheet: Newnans Lake*

Alachua County Watershed Fact Sheet: Newnans Lake*

 

Newnans Lake

  • The surface area of Newnans Lake is approximately 5,973 acres depending on rainfall.
  • Its depth averages 5 feet to a maximum of 12 feet.
  • Hatchet and Little Hatchet Creeks supply the majority of water to the lake, with contributions from smaller tributaries including Lake Forest Creek. • The lake drains on the south through Prairie Creek to Paynes Prairie and then via Camps Canal to River Styx into Orange Lake.
  • The lake’s watershed is 85% forest and wetlands.
  • In 2000, the largest archeological canoe-find placed this lake on the National Register of Historic Places under its Seminole name, Lake Pithlachoco, "place of long boats." Radiocarbon analysis of the oldest canoes dates them as 5,000 years old. The Florida Museum of Natural History has an exhibit on these canoes.

Alachua County is full of beautiful watersheds. Click on the link below to learn more about some of the watersheds in our area.

*Excerpted from http://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/EPD/WaterResources/CreeksAndLakes/Pages/Fact-Sheets.aspx

 

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