Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #818FY0001

Dredging of Navigation Canals in Two Chains of Lakes












Gene Molnar, Chairman


Lake County Water Authority











Project Title:

Dredging of Navigation Canals in Two Chains of Lakes

Date Submitted:

2/13/01 11:58:22 AM












Anna Cowin














Statewide Interest:

Water quality & natural systems improvement .













Lake County Water Authority


Michael J. Perry, Executive Director


107 North Lake Avenue

Contact Phone:

(352) 343-3777



Tavares 32178-1429































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Project Description:








One of the prominent recreational features of Lake County are the many lakes that are connected through navigable channels that allow boaters to move through the chain of lakes from south Lake County to the Ocklawaha River and ultimately to the Atlantic Ocean.  These regionally significant features require periodic maintenance dredging to remove accumulated sand and other sediments which have begun to limit the navigability  of these two chains of lakes. With the present low water conditiions, doing the maintenance dredging becomes more efficient and cost effective.  By partnering with the State, the Lake County Water Authority can accomplish this maintenance dredging sooner and more cost effectively than having to accomplish the same tasks under higher water conditions and over a longer period of time.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Restored and improved navigational access to the regionally significant Clermont and the Harris Chain of Lakes.











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Request has been made to fund:

Operations and Construction














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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?













Purpose for future year funding:


Recurring Operations and Non-recurring Construction



Will this be an annual request?
















Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?














Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Lake County Water Authority


Meeting Date: