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.
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Lake County Water Authority Current News
The predicted development of a tropical storm in the Gulf has increased our expected rain tonight. Estimates are for us to get about an inch. With the current discharges (30 cfs), water levels are holding steady in Lake Minnehaha at around 97.17. We will increase...read more
2 Positions for: LAND MANAGEMENT RANGER - General Statement of Job: This position is primarily field management of the Authority’s conservation lands, including record keeping and associated duties. This position also involves customer service and facilities...read more
Come join Lake County Water Authority Naturalists on a hike of Hidden Waters Preserve in Eustis on October 20th at 9 am. Be prepared for a strenuous hike since the change in elevation on this property is approximately 105 feet. We will showcase the unique features...read more
Lake Minnehaha is below 97.10 this morning and the predicted rainfall for the next seven days is between 0.10 to 0.50 inches. If this occurs, flows from Big and Little Creek will continue declining quickly. Staff has closed the Cherry Lake Dam this morning. We will...read more
Rainfall over the next five days is projected to be minimal. Water levels on the Clermont Chain are close to the 97.10 level. Flows have been reduced to 40 cfs.read more
- The Lake County Water Authority, (LCWA), an independent special taxing district, located in Tavares, Lake County, Florida, is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. Requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public...read more
Lake Minnehaha is at 97.12 msl. The predicted rainfall for the next 7 days continues to be between 0.01 to 0.10 inches. If this occurs, flows from Big and Little Creek will continue declining quickly.Staff is closing the Cherry Lake and Villa City to lower discharges...read more
Predicted rainfall for the 7 days continues to be between 0.01 to 0.10 inches. If this occurs, flows from Big and Little Creek should decline quickly. Staff is closing the Cherry Lake and Villa City to lower discharges this morning. The estimated flow will be...read more
See How LCWA’s NuRF is Restoring Lake County’s Lakes!
Discharge 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.
Upcoming Board Meetings and Agendas
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