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SL364: Landscape Diversity: Florida Phosphate Mine Pit Lakes

Figure 1. The future shores of a phosphate pit lake during reclamation to contemporary reclamation standards. Slopes on the lake exterior can be no steeper than 4H:1V (4 feet horizontal to 1 foot vertical) to at least 6 feet below the water’s surface during seasonal lows.

Credit: M. Wilson