Hickory Point

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

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* * * Special Board Meeting 3:30 pm, May 21st, Lake County Water Authority Office, Conference Room, 27351 SR 19, Tavares* * *Regular Board Meeting 3:30 pm, May 23rd, 2018, 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

Water Restrictions Change March 2018

Watering restrictions The St. Johns River Water Management District’s watering restrictions are designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation. The restrictions allow enough water to maintain healthy landscapes year-round. The mandatory...

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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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Upcoming Board Meetings

Board Meeting - Special Board Meeting, Monday May 21, 2018 (3:30 pm) Lake County Water Authority Office - and - Board Meeting - Regular Board Meeting, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (3:30 pm) Lake County Administration Building, BCC Chambers Anyone having questions regarding...

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Rainfall and Water Level Update

The rainfall associated with the frontal activity over the past couple of weeks has helped to keep the lake levels up. For 2018, through the end of March, Lake County has a 2.26-inch surplus or 167% of average year-to-date rainfall. As of this morning Lake Minnehaha,...

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Current Status of Lake Levels

It has been slightly above average rainfall since the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 due to rain resulting from seasonal passing fronts.  We ended 2017 with a 4-inch rainfall surplus or 108% of average for the year.  So far for 2018, Lake County is experiencing...

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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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Tavares, FL 32778

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