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Lake Gibson

Gibson, Lake


located within Peace River - Saddle Creek Watershed

Associated Names

  • There are no associated names for this body of water.

Water Resource Characteristics

Size and Volume

Surface Area 483 acres
Mean Depth 7.0 feet
Maximum Depth 20.0 feet
Approximate Volume 1,027,345,827 gallons


Watershed Peace River - Saddle Creek Watershed
Latitude 28° 06' 32"
Longitude 81° 57' 37"
Section-Township-Range 25-27-23
USGS Quarter Quad LAKELAND ( NW )
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    Data Summary

    This water resource is monitored by 21 sampling locations, which have collected a total of 132,787 samples ranging from 7/30/1954 to 2/13/2020. The sites sampling this water resource are:

    Datasource (click for details)Station ID
    FDEP - Southwest Regional Operations CenterG3SW0046
    FDEP Historic Data from Legacy STORET25020243
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section14561
    FDEP Watershed Monitoring Section31576
    LAKEWATCH Volunteer Water Quality MonitoringGibson-Polk
    Polk County Parks & Natural Resources DivisionGIBSON
    Polk County Parks & Natural Resources DivisionGIBSON1
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data17618
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data17619
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data17620
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data17621
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data17673
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section Data17675
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-208
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataFLO-2483
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataRNF-241
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataRNF-398
    SWFWMD Hydrologic Data Section DataSTA-4505
    SWFWMD Water Quality Monitoring Program DataFLO0385000248300
    USGS National Water Information System02294224
    Water quality data collected by the City of LakelandGIBSONWQ

    Report Water Pollution

    Every one of us contributes pollution to our streams, lakes, bays and oceans. The wastewater, dirt, and debris of our lives eventually drains downstream. Each of us must minimize our contribution to keep our waterways healthy and enjoyable. Some materials are powerful pollutants like raw sewage, petroleum, or pesticides, but even natural, biodegradable plant materials can add nitrogen to water resources and cause algal blooms and fish kills. Please use the information below to assist you in reporting an incident to the correct agency. Learn More about Reporting Pollution »

    To Report Water Pollution:

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    Watersheds and Drainage Basins

    Watersheds are areas of land with waterways that flow to a common destination. The boundaries between watersheds are elevated areas called divides. In this Atlas, the watersheds are composed of groups of creeks that flow to a single bay or group of bays. Drainage basins are subunits of watersheds and are defined by the main creek that flows through them. Polk County has five watersheds, named after the bays or river, and 1 drainage basins, named after the creeks. Stormwater improvements to reduce flooding and improve water quality are based on the drainage basin unit. Learn more about watersheds »

    Gibson, Lake is located within the Peace River - Saddle Creek Watershed.


    Who to call about environmental concerns and to report environmentally harmful activities. For potentially life threatening emergencies dial 911.

    Concern or Activity Contact(s)
    Dangerous Boating / Accidents

    FWCC, Division of Boating Safety
    1-850-488-5600 (to report an accident) or
    1-888-404-3922 (to report unsafe boating)

    Algal Blooms

    FDEP 1-850-305-3903

    Fish Kill

    FWCC, Fish Kills

    General Concerns/Complaints


    Industrial Waste/Spill

    FDEP State Watch Office

    Injured Wildlife or Illegal Activities

    FWCC, Wildlife Violations
    or via cell phone, dial *FWC or #FWC depending on service carrier

    Shoreline Alterations, Wetland Impacts


    Aquatic Plant Removal


    Water Pollution, Residuals Landspreading


    Wetlands Issues/Dredge and Fill


    Source(s): USF Water Institute

    FWCC - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    FDEP - Florida Department of Enviromental Protection

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      Get Involved

      Polk County needs you to help manage and protect its natural resources! Fill out this form, and we will contact you with more information about becoming a volunteer. Learn more about volunteering »

      0 volunteers on Gibson, Lake have submitted a water quality sample for this water resource within the last 18 months.

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      Historic Information

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