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Lake Manatee
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Lake Manatee is located in Florida
Lake Manatee
Lake Manatee
Location in Florida
Location Manatee County, Florida
Coordinates 27°29′01″N 82°19′44″W / 27.4836°N 82.3288°W / 27.4836; -82.3288
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Manatee River
Primary outflows Manatee River
Catchment area 120 sq mi (310 km2)
Basin countries United States
Built October 23, 1965 (1965-10-23)
Surface area 1,174 acres (4.75 km2)
Max. depth 11.2 ft (3.4 m)
Water volume 5,911 million US gallons (22,380,000 m3)
Surface elevation 39.1 ft (11.9 m) (2009)

Lake Manatee is an artificial reservoir located in Manatee County, Florida. State Road 64 crosses the eastern end of the lake, while the Lake Manatee State Park is found at the southwestern end. The Manatee River flows into the lake at the eastern end, then continues to the west, where it flows into Tampa Bay. Lake Manatee is a major source of water for Bradenton and other cities in Manatee County, providing 32 million US gallons (120,000,000 l; 27,000,000 imp gal) per day. Lake Manatee State Park is located on the south shore of the lake.

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