Upcoming Paddling, Hiking and Clean-up Events at our Preserves

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Hickory Point

This 68-acre multi-use facility presents a unique recreational waterfront park experience. Popular activities for park guests of all ages include a nature boardwalk & trail, outdoor picnic areas with barbecue grills, a playground, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, swimming beach, and open-field play areas.

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GIS Web Apps

Access Lake County Water Authority’s GIS Web Application center.

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* * * Regular Board Meeting 3:30 pm, December 13, 2017, Admin Bldg, County Commissioners Chambers, 315 W Main Street, Tavares * * *

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Welcome to the Lake County Water Authority

The mission of the Lake County Water Authority is to conserve and protect freshwater resources and to provide recreational facilities and education through a more efficient use of resources, to better the aquatic ecosystem and environment in Lake County and improve the community as a whole.

Lake County Water Authority Current News

Help Wanted – Professional

Help Wanted Professional - Water Resources Project Manager Water Resources Project Mgr – Water resources field work. Pay commensurate w/exp ($48,089.60-$79,268.80) with excellent benefits. Requires BS degree, FL Driver's License Lake County Water Authority, 27351 SR...

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Current Status of Lake Levels

It has now been 3 months since Hurricane Irma lake levels have returned to normal. The following is the status of lake levels in the major chains of lakes: Clermont Chain of Lakes As of Wednesday morning, Dec. 6th, Lake Minnehaha is at 97.11 ft. which is 3.9 inches...

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Upcoming Board Meetings

Board Meeting - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (3:30 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building Anyone having questions regarding the meeting, please contact the office at 352-324-6141, during our normal office hours:  Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Should any person...

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Water Restrictions Change November 5, 2017

Water only when needed and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Water for no more than one hour per zone Restrictions apply to private wells and pumps, ground or surface water and water from public and private utilities. During Eastern Standard Time (First Sunday in...

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In late July 2017, sightings confirmed that "Leesburg" had become a mother for the first time. She gave birth to a calf sometime in July in Lake Eustis.  Visit our Manatee Page and learn about the manatees living the Harris Chain and join in on the fun by...

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Springs of Lake County

Lake County has four spring-fed lakes. They are Lake Harris, Little Lake Harris, Lake Apopka, and Lake Norris. . .

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See How LCWA’s NuRF is Restoring Lake County’s Lakes!

NuRFFlowDischarge from Lake Apopka is the single largest controllable source of pollution in Lake County. The NuRF utilizes off-line liquid alum injection to remove pollutants flowing out of Lake Apopka into the rest of the Harris Chain of Lakes. Alum was selected because of its reliability and history of successful use in many different water treatment applications.

Once alum combines with pollutants in the water, it forms heavy snowflake-like particles called “floc” which sink to the bottom. To collect the floc, two 9-acre settling ponds were constructed. The alum floc will be pumped from the ponds using a remote control dredge to a centrifuge for dewatering.

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Lake Information

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Lake County Water Authority shared St. Johns River Water Management District's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Warm season turfgrass species go into some degree of dormancy during the winter months, slowing down their growth and they may or may not stay green. Skip every other week of irrigation during this natural cycle, regardless of where you live in the district. #SkipAWeek #irrigation #turfgrass

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Lake County Water Authority shared Joe Cruz's post. ... See MoreSee Less

"The Glen" Winters are brutal in Florida. Doug and I braved the cold and slipped into the warm waters of Silver Glen Springs this past Sunday. Protect the real Florida!

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Thank you to the local Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society volunteers who do Christmas Bird Counts on LCWA properties- Wolf Branch Sink, Sawgrass Island and Scrub Point Preserves. ... See MoreSee Less

The 118th Audubon Christmas Bird Count launches today! Will you be participating? ow.ly/FipgA

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Video taken November 28th of the Sabal Bluff Preserve prescribed burn conducted by staff with the objective of reducing fuels and wildfire threats, as well as reinvigorating the vegetation for the benefit of the resident gopher tortoises. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lake County Water Authority

27351 SR 19
Tavares, FL 32778

P: (352) 324-6141
F: (352) 324-6364

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