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Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive still closed from Hurricane Irma damage; city acquires nearby parcel for birding park

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 11/16/2017 2:27:00 PM

Jeanne Merrill’s shoulders slumped as she pulled up to the shuttered entrance of the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive with an SUV filled with vacationing New Englanders eager to see alligators in their natural habitat. The gates were locked. A sign zip-tied to

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Pelicans At Weiss Lake

Cathy Griffeth

Date: 11/14/2017

Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss

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Apopka Apartments for Rent

apartments.com

Date: 11/12/2017 5:16:00 PM

But it is also a terrific place to go hiking or canoeing in Wekiwa Springs State Park, bird-watching along Lake Apopka's north shore, and boating and fishing at Lake Apopka. Settled in the 1850s, Apopka features some historic buildings, such as the Carroll

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Don't allow seaplane base on Lake Apopka: Letters

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 11/9/2017 2:40:00 PM

A corporation has applied for a zoning variance to build a seaplane base on Lake Apopka to accommodate privately and commercially operated seaplanes. It would provide storage, maintenance and fueling of the seaplanes. It would also rent powered

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Senate Panel Backs $100 Million for Florida Forever

Sunshine State News

Date: 11/6/2017 4:03:00 PM

another $64 million for a reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area south of Lake Okeechobee and $5 million to the St. Johns River Water Management District for projects dedicated to the restoration of Lake Apopka. Bradley on Monday replaced Latvala as

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• Length: 28 Miles
• Surface Area: 40,320 Acres
• Length: 9 Miles
Lake Apopka is the third largest lake in the U.S. State of Florida. It is located 15 miles northwest of Orlando, mostly within the bounds of Orange County, although the western part is in Lake County. Fed by a natural spring, rainfall and stormwater runoff, water from Lake Apopka flows through the Apopka-Beauclair Canal and into Lakes Beauclair and Dora. From Lake Dora, water flows into Lake Eustis, then into Lake Griffin and then northward into the Ocklawaha River, which flows into the St. Johns River.

in the 1940s, Lake Apopka drew 100's of anglers to it's waters. It is said that the lake was so clear that bass could be fished by sight alone. Unfortunately, the lake took a turn for the worst was continually polluted for decades. The pollution resulted in low visibility, a struggling fish and wildlife population, and little to no visitors.

Luckily, the lake has taken a slow, but steady turn for the better. Pollution has been brought to a minimum and restocking of fish species has been occurring for a few years now. Lovers of Lake Apopka have pushed and facilitated for many of these lake improvements creating a cleaner and more attractive lake.

Alligators seem to be abundant at the lake. Other wildlife that can be seen at the lake includes fish, multiple species of birds, and bison.
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