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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Life's Greatest Battle seminar comes to Leesburg, Lady Lake

Daily Commercial

Date: 2/18/2017 4:54:00 AM

Meetings are at 3 p.m. at the Leesburg Seventh-day Adventist Church, 508 S. Lone Oak Drive, and at 6 p.m. at the Lady Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church, 231 Lake Griffin Road. Go to www.bibleprophecyseminars.com for details. “You can expect prophecy

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Magruder: Don't miss this year's Parade of Homes

Daily Commercial

Date: 2/18/2017 12:15:00 AM

Note that remodel entries are only available for viewing on Feb. 25 and 26. The Dream Community for this year's parade is Harbor Hills, 6538 Lake Griffin Road in Lady Lake. This beautiful community nestled on Lake Griffin has one of the best golf courses

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Lake Griffin, 32159

REALTOR

Date: 2/10/2017 10:01:58 AM

Lake Griffin/Grays Airport Rd, Lady Lake, FL 32159 For Sale $1,725,000 5601 Lake Griffin Rd, Lady Lake, FL 32159 For Sale $1,600,000 3718 Lake Griffin Rd, Lady Lake, FL 32159 Off Market $573,001 est. 3523 Lake Griffin Rd, Lady Lake, FL 32159 Off Market $

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Chase leads Tigers past Cass Lake

Park Rapids Enterprise

Date: 2/2/2017 12:18:00 AM

Griffin Chase's 31 points, nine rebounds and two assists helped the Nevis boys basketball team remain undefeated in Northland Conference play with a 59-46 win over Cass Lake Thursday night at the Tiger Arena. Michael Landquist added 10 points and eight

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• Surface Area: 16,505 Acres
Located in northwest Lake County, the 9,400-acre Lake Griffin is one of nine lakes that make up the Harris Chain of Lakes — Apopka, Beauclair, Carlton, Dora, Eustis, Yale, Little Lake Harris and Harris. These lakes all drain into Lake Griffin, then into the Ocklawaha River and into the St. Johns River. Lake Griffin is fed by rainfall and water flowing from the upstream lakes through a dam on Haynes Creek. A dam on the Ocklawaha River downstream of Lake Griffin controls water levels in Lake Griffin.

There is heavy commercial development along the southern shore with plenty of private residences intermingled along the shorelines. The Lake Griffin State Park is located in the southwestern portion of the lake and can be accessed by boat. Wetlands and the Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area dominate the northeastern shore. Wildlife and waterfowl are abundant in the area and can be seen year-round. The lake is a popular fishing and boating destination. Haynes Creek flows into Lake Griffin in the northeastern part of the lake and the Ocklawaha River starts her journey to the St. Johns River at the north end of the lake.

Until the early 2000's, Lake Griffin was considered one of Florida’s most polluted lakes. Read about the work being done to restore it and Florida's entire Harris Chain of Lakes.



There is a very nice public boat ramp in a county park on the southern shore of the lake. The park even contains an old steam locomotive for train enthusiasts.

The city of Leesburg is located at the south end of the lake and there is a major intersection of several state highways in the area.

This information courtesy of the St. Johns River Water Management District, Aug-2015.
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