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The lakes were created by the dredging of the Old Perkins Swamp. The six lakes and surrounding area are a complex system of both natural and man-made features. See below for some interesting points about the Lake system.

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The lakes were constructed in the 1920s and '30s

 
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In the 1930s, the lakes were up to 15 ft deep

 
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The American White Pelican has a 9 ft wingspan

 
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Bathymetry is the study of underwater depths