Rx for Lake Apopka

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Title

Rx for Lake Apopka

Alternative Title

Rx for Lake Apopka

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Water quality--Florida
Pollution--Florida
Fishing--Florida

Description

A newspaper article from Florida Magazine, republished by The Orlando Sentinel, discussing the restoration efforts for Lake Apopka. The article summarizes the past history of the lake as a sportfishing center and then discusses the fish kills of the 1960s. The article identifies the sources of pollution entering the lake as the citrus industry, sewage processing, farm discharge, septic drainfields, and natural sources entering through Gourd Neck Springs. The article then details the efforts to restore the lake by the Lake Apopka Technical Committee, formed by Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (1926-2011), with C. W. Sheffield serving as chairman. Of note here is the article's summarization of the committee's restoration projects: improved treatment of sewage and citrus discharge, reducing nutrient inflow, isolation of the muck farms and treatment of farm discharge, isolation of the Gourd Neck Springs area to provide a basin to be used in mud consolidation experiments, improvement of fish habits in the lake through fish cribs and other methods, a lake drawdown to help consolidate the bottom mud, and creation of a shoreline buffer zone using trees and other vegetation.

Creator

Rider, Don

Source

Photocopy of republished magazine article: Rider, Don. "Rx for Lake Apopka." The Orlando Sentinel, January 21, 1968: binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1968-01-21

Date Copyrighted

1968-01-21

Date Issued

1968-01-21

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied republished magazine article: Rider, Don. "Rx for Lake Apopka." The Orlando Sentinel, January 21, 1968.

Is Part Of

Binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Friends of Lake Apopka Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

332 KB

Medium

1-page magazine article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Lake Apopka, Florida
Gourd Neck Springs, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher
Science Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Don Rider and published by Florida Magazine.
Republished by The Orlando Sentinel.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held byFlorida Magazine and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Learn About Your Watershed: Ocklawaha River Watershed." Florida's Water: Ours to Protect, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Accessed June 12, 2015. http://www.protectingourwater.org/watersheds/map/ocklawaha/.

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Original Format

1-page magazine article

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