Lake County Water Authority has moved locations. Our new address is 27351 SR 19 Tavares, FL 32778

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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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UF/IFAS Water School

Watch the video presentations from the Lake Sumter Water School:

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* * * Tentative Budget Hearing, 5:05 pm, Sept. 14, 2016 — Regular Meeting 3:30 pm, Sept. 28, 2016 — Final Budget Hearing 5:05 pm, Sept. 28, 2016 — all meetings will be held at the 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 to foster tourism through a more efficient use of resources, to better the aquatic ecosystem and environment in Lake County and improve the community as a whole.

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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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Trout Lake Nature Center
520 E. CR 44
Eustis, FL 32736
For Immediate Release
August 4, 2016

Learning to Living with Lakes
Eustis, FL – Lake County website says there are over 1,000 lakes in Lake County which explains how the county got its name. Nearby counties are also known for the number of lakes and waterways they have making Florida known as a land of water. Recently, articles about algae blooms, amoebas, and nuisance wildlife have been printed. Join us for the monthly Friday Night Naturalist Speaker Series on August 19 at 6 PM for Living with Lakes at the Trout Lake Nature Center.
Water and lakes are a part of every Floridians daily life. The choices a person makes can impact our water systems. We can live lightly or stomp on our water resources. Because so many people move into Florida and the Lake County region from other areas, it is important to learn and understand what can be done to help our lakes.
Coming together, the Big Scrub CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area), its members and Trout Lake Nature Center have gathered a panel of experts to help you learn how to live with Florida’s and Lake County’s lake systems. Learn how to become part of the solution and how make simple, easy choices that protect our lakes and rivers. Everyone can make a difference, if we only know how.
Living with Lakes is a part of TLNC’s Friday Night Naturalist Speaker Series. This presentation will also provide information about aquatic plants, wildlife and more. CISMA members include: Lake County Water Authority, UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Service, Lake County Adopt-A-Lake, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Lake County Parks and Trails, and Florida Department of Agriculture. Although free to attend, a $5 donation is suggested. For more information, call 352-357-7536 or email
About Trout Lake Nature Center
Trout Lake Nature Center, a 230-acre preserve in Eustis, is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1988. TLNC’s mission is to conserve and protect the natural environment and educate the public about its importance. For further information, visit us at or call 352-357-7536.
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Lake County Water Authority added 3 new photos to the album: Flowing Waters Preserve Burn. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Water Authority conducted a timber removal project on 68 acres of the 1,700-acre Sawgrass Island Preserve. Benefits of selective timber removal:
1. Reduce wildfire threat to preserve and neighbors
2. Promote healthy growth of remaining timber
3. Attract wildlife by providing habitat for deer, turkey and bear
4. Provide more sunlight resulting in growth of forest understory such as wildflowers, grasses and ferns
5. Allow staff to plant longleaf pine of different ages and replace less productive slash pine
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The summer months are typically the rainy season in Central Florida, when we would receive most of the rain for the year. Rainfall in June was slightly below average and July has been a relatively dry month so far. When it does rain, it is has been generally localized. A storm may build up and rain itself out without moving too far. It may rain in Eustis or Tavares, but not in Leesburg. It may even be raining on your side of the street and your neighbors could be dry. The next couple of weeks are forecast to remain on the dry side, unless you are fortunate to experience one of the “scattered” rain storms. ... 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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