NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! for 2016 – 2017 Fiscal Yr.

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Upcoming Paddling and Hiking Events at our Preserves

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

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GIS Web Apps

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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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* * * Regular Meeting 3:30 pm, Sept. 28, 2016 — Final Budget Hearing 5:05 pm, Sept. 28, 2016 — 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.

Lake County Water Authority Current News

Bats and S’mores Hike

October 14, 2016 6:00 – 8:30 pm We will be hosting a free nature tour on behalf of the 2016 Wings and Wildflowers Festival  through the Flat Island Preserve’s Wildflower Meadow.  As part of the tour, staff will lead the group as the sun sets to the bat houses in the...

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Apopka-Beauclair Canal Restrictions

Apopka-Beauclair Canal Restrictions – The St. Johns River Water Management District is doing construction in the Apopka-Beauclair Canal, and the canal has limited access from September 2016 through November 2016. The canal is considered a Construction Zone from...

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2016-2017 Budget Hearing Information

Final Budget Hearing – September 28, 2016, 5:05 PM, Lake County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 315 W. Main St., Tavares, FL Link to 2016-2017 Tentative Budget  ...

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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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New program was established with the polymer supplier for the recycling of the large polymer totes to minimize waste at the Nutrient Reduction Facility (NuRF). The polymer is used to assist the centrifuge in the drying and forming the alum cake, a byproduct of the water quality treatment with alum at the NuRF. ... See MoreSee Less

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New clamp-shell bucket was purchased for the Bobcat. This equipment allows staff to more efficiently remove nuisance aquatic plants at the canals and ponds ... See MoreSee Less

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Conditions this week have been more summer-like conditions with a daily 30-40% chance of rain. The following is a summary of existing lake levels.

In the Clermont Chain, Lake Minnehaha was at 97.14 ft. as of 11:45 am today (97.15 ft. last Friday). Flow from Big Creek is 46 cfs and 52 cfs from Little Creek for a combined flow of 98 cfs (down from 146 cfs last Friday) in response to the drying conditions. The discharge from the Cherry Lake dam has been near 150 cfs since last Friday. If the lake declines below 97.10 ft., staff will likely start closing the structures.

In the Harris Chain, as of today, Lake Apopka is at 65.50 ft. which is 0.10 ft. above the minimum desirable level of 65.40 ft. and 0.40 ft. below the regulatory level of 65.90 ft. The middle lakes (Eustis, Harris, Dora, Beauclair) are at 61.82 in. which is 0.14 ft. below the regulatory level of 61.96 ft. and are 0.82 ft. above the minimum desirable level of 61.00 ft. Lake Griffin is presently at 57.73, which is 0.24 ft. below the regulatory level of 57.97 ft. and 0.73 ft. above the minimum desirable level of 57.00 ft. Lake levels in the Harris Chain have risen this past week due to localized rainfall, however they will likely begin to decline if drier condition persist.
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360 degree view from the Wolf Branch Preserve burn. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here are some photos of a Prescribed Burn out at Wolf Branch Sink, taken on August 23rd, 2016. Prescribed burns like this one are great for reducing wildfire threat, and have a long history behind them. A good burn like this promotes new growth, removes invasive vegetation, and facilitates the spread of certain plants. ... 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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