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Class 2A Recap (Week 3): Shull finds end zone four times in Clarinda win

Kmaland

Date: 9/8/2017 9:54:00 PM

Check out the other Class 2A action below. East Sac County 46 Red Oak 7 (Wall Lake) -- Griffin O'Neil passed for 110 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score to lead East Sac County (1-2, 1-0) to their first win of the season. Garret Bruce added

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Hurricane Irma: Closings and event cancellations in Naples and Southwest Florida

Naples Daily News

Date: 9/6/2017 7:51:22 AM

Hurricane Irma: Closings and event cancellations in Naples and Southwest Florida Here are the list of cancellations in Naples and Southwest Florida as of Sept. 8, 2017. Check out this story on naplesnews.com: http://www.naplesnews.com/story/weather

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Leesburg Concrete Produces Boat Ramp Restrooms For the City of Leesburg, Florida

Thomasnet News

Date: 8/30/2017 10:23:00 AM

The new facilities at Herlong Park with access to Lake Griffin and Singletary Park with access to Lake Harris support, boaters, fishermen, birders and nature lovers of all kinds. Installing the vault restrooms at the two boat ramp locations allows the

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Real Living Georgia Life Realty

realliving.com

Date: 8/23/2017 9:51:00 PM

BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT ALL BRICK HOME IN N PIKE CO. Heritage Lake Subdivision. All hardwood floors throughout this 3 BR, 2.5 Bath home. Plantation shutters. Awesome trim package Beautiful gourmet kitchen with keeping room immaculate fireplace and cathedral

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Lake champion: Molinaro steps down after 27 years on Ripley lake district board

HNG News

Date: 8/17/2017 10:19:00 AM

Restoring the vegetation in the preserve holds soil in place, keeping it from running into the stream and then into the lake, Griffin said. The preserve also helps with flood control. “It now holds far more floodwater than when it was agriculture land

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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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