Hickory Point

Lakes Academy 2018

One day workshop, open to the public, to learn about the Clermont Chain of Lakes water resources

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

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

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* * * Regular Board Meeting 3:30 pm, April 25, 2018, Admin Bldg, County Commissioners Chambers, 315 W Main Street, Tavares * * *
* * * Notice: The Lake County Water Authority is sponsoring a Citizens Lakes Academy at the Clermont City Recreation Department Highlander Building, 330 Third Street in Clermont on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Call 352-324-6141 extension 0 to register. * * *

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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

Marsh Park Boat Ramp Closure

Notice: Marsh Park boat ramp will be close during the tussock harvesting project on Lake Yale between February 8th and March 30th. FWC is working in cooperation with the Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) and Lake County (Office of Parks and Trails) to remove 10.1...

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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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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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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, the reference lake for the Clermont Chain, is at 96.64 ft. MSL, slightly below the middle of the regulatory range. The regulatory range is from 96.0 ft. to 97.50 ft. The lake is about 0.60 ft. higher than it was at this same time last year. The combined flow from Big and Little Creeks into Lake Louisa is 2.23 cfs (cubic ft. per second) or 1,011 gpm (gallons per minute). As a comparison, in October 2017 after Hurricane Irma, the combine flow from Big and Little Creeks was 659 cfs or 289,960 gpm. The Cherry Lake Dam has been closed since February 20, 2018 when Lake Minnehaha was at 97.11 ft. MSL.

For the Harris Chain of Lakes, Lake Apopka is currently at 66.01 ft. which is 0.12 above the regulatory level of 65.89 ft. Flow from Lake Apopka through the Nutrient Reduction Facility (NuRF) was increased from 10 cfs to 150 cfs as of Monday April 16th. The middle lakes (Beauclair, Carlton, Dora, Eustis and Harris) are currently at 62.29 ft., slightly above the regulatory level of 62.21 ft. Flow from the middles lakes through the Burrell lock and dam is at 321 cfs. For Lake Griffin, the lake is currently at 58.28 ft. slightly above the regulatory level of 58.21 ft. Flow from Lake Griffin through the Moss Bluff lock and dam is at 320 cfs.

This is the beginning of the typically dry time of year and the rainy season doesn’t usually get going until mid-June. This time of year is when evaporation rates are at their highest (warm days, bright sunny skies and relatively low humidity) and irrigation rates are also at their highest. As such, the lake levels may fall unless the area receives some significant rainfall.
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1 week ago

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Had a very nice Fitness and Hiking event Saturday at Hidden Waters Preserve! Check back for the next hike in the Fall. ... See MoreSee Less

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REMINDER! Don't forget to sign up for the upcoming Clermont Chain of Lakes - Lakes Academy. Call the Lake County Water Authority at 352-324-6141 to register.

The Lake County Water Authority is sponsoring Citizens Lakes Academy at the Clermont City Recreation Department Highlander Building, 330 Third Street in Clermont on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Modeled after other citizen academies, the focus of this one day workshop is to provide local residents with a better understanding of the local water resources and the affect these wetlands, lakes and rivers have on the quality of life in south Lake County.
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Upcoming hike with a twist. Check it out and call in to reserve your spot!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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Twenty teams from area high school and middle school competed in five Environmental Science areas: Forestry, Aquatics, Soil, Wildlife and a Current Issue. South Lake High School won overall first place with Leesburg High School coming in second. The first place team has won the honor of traveling to the State Competition in April in Micanopy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lake County Water Authority

27351 SR 19
Tavares, FL 32778

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