Current Press Releases

July 1, 2021

Lake County Water Authority Proclaims July Lakes Appreciation Month, Requests Citizen Lake Photos...Lake County’s landscape is home to more than 1,400 lakes, ponds and rivers that are critical components of our environment, enhancing the quality of life and providing sources of recreation, scenic beauty, and habitat for wildlife. Read more...

April 2, 2021
Water Authority approves resolution opposing mining land use changes in Green Swamp...
The Board of Trustees of the Lake County Water Authority (LCWA), during its March 24 meeting, passed a resolution opposing any comprehensive plan or additional land use changes that would authorize additional mining within the Green Swamp Area of Critical State Concern due to cumulative impacts to wetlands and creeks that provide water to the Clermont Chain of Lakes and the Palatlakaha River.  Read more...

March 24, 2021
Resolution 2021-06  - Opposing any Comprehensive Plan or Land Use Changes that would authorize additional mining within the Green Swamp Area of Critical State Concern.  See resolution...

October 28, 2020

Water Authority continues Lake Minneola algal bloom investigation...  Each year thousands of Lake County residents and visitors come to Lake Minneola to participate in recreational activities such as boating, swimming, fishing and triathlons partly because Lake Minneola is on the state’s list for Outstanding Florida Waters. However, in the early Spring of 2020 Lake Minneola experienced a prolonged blue-green algae bloom... read more...

October 20, 2020
Water Authority provides funding for additional marine patrol deputies and vessels...  With COVID-19 and an increasing population in Lake County, public use of our waterways has increased dramatically. As citizens wish to avoid locations with large amounts of people, our lakes are seeing far greater numbers of recreational boaters than during any past summers... read more...

October 12, 2020
Increasing Manatee Awareness in the Upper Ocklawaha Basin...  A female manatee named “Leesburg” first visited the Harris Chain of Lakes in 2015. She had the distinction of being the first recorded manatee in Lake County.  “Leesburg” became a familiar face in many areas around Lake Harris.  In the summer of 2017, “Leesburg” gave birth to her first calf, a male our community named “Sunset”.   Researchers at Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI) have been able to track mother and calf plus several other manatees who have come to make Lake County a part of their home... read more...


July 28, 2020

Lake County Water Authority Welcomes New Executive Director...  The Lake County Water Authority is pleased to announce Ron Hart, Jr. as its new executive director.  Hart has served as the Water Resources Director at the LCWA for the past twenty-three years. 
"Ron's unique lifetime experience and knowledge of the water bodies of Lake County will help take LCWA’s service to greater heights," said Amy Stone, Chairman of the Lake County Water Authority Board of Trustees. "His ideas and passion for expanding LCWA's impact on Lake County’s water resources will be crucial as our organization continues to improve and innovate in the coming years... read more...