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
Predicted rainfall for the next seven days is for between 7-10 inches. Staff is opening Cherry Lake and Villa City to high discharges this morning. Flows are estimated to be about 225 cfs. We will continue to monitor the forecast and adjust the flows based on expected...read more
The rainfall forecast for the next seven days is for 4 to 5 inches. We are increasing discharges from the Clermont Chain today to about 150 ft.³ per second. This should start flowing water levels there immediately. If we do not get the rain, we will quickly close the...read more
UPDATE - Monday 8/26/19 The expected 3 inches of rainfall that was forecast on Friday afternoon never occurred. As a result, staff is reducing discharges from the Clermont Chain by cutting the gate openings in half. We will continue to monitor the tropics to see if...read more
As we approach the middle of the wet season, June and July were particularly wet. June recorded 8.13 inches of rain, which is 0.77 inches above the historic average of 7.36 inches and July recorded 10.04 inches of rain, 2.41 inches above the historic average of 7.63...read more
Watering restrictionsThe St. Johns River Water Management District’s watering restrictions are designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation. The restrictions allow enough water to maintain healthy landscapes year-round. The mandatory...read more
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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
Public Comment can now be made at the beginning of the meeting, after the meeting is called to order, instead of having to wait until 5 pm.
Board Workshop – Wednesday September 18, 2019 (3:30 pm) Lake County Water Authority Office – Conference Room
Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (3:30 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building
Final Budget Hearing – Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (5:05 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building
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