Lake Apopka

Lake Apopka is the third largest lake in the U.S. state of Florida. It is located 15 miles (24 km) 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.

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... system that naturally filters the water of the lake, removing solids and phosphate, before returning it to the lake body ... The result is an increase in water clarity and signs that the lake is on the mend ... pressure by agricultural interests, the lake shore was being eyed by residential developers and the municipalities were proposing plans to use the lake water for residential landscape watering use as ...
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... The historical and original source of the Ocklawaha River is Lake Griffin, part of the Harris chain of lakes in Lake County, Florida ... river now receives discharge from the entire Harris Chain of Lakes, including Lake Eustis, Lake Harris, Lake Dora, Lake Beauclair and Lake Apopka, via a series of man-made ... River watershed includes parts of the Green Swamp, most of Lake County, and portions of Marion, Alachua and Putnam counties ...

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