Water-Related News

Clermont Chain / Lake Minneola update, 7/17

Clermont Chain Water Level

Dam structures at Cherry Lake and Villa City have been closed since the beginning of March. Water level in Lake Minnehaha is within regulation and currently 96.34 with rain anticipated for this weekend.

Lake Minneola

The Lake County Water Authority is working with a local environmental company to perform a 12-month water quality study on Lake Minneola. The team will sample water in the lake, stormwater entering the lake, and groundwater seepage entering the lake in an effort to identify unwanted sources of nitrogen and phosphorus. Under the right environmental conditions, these nutrients can provide blue-green algae a food source for rapid population growth and the formation of “pond scum” that was seen in Lake Minneola at the beginning of 2020.