Little Wekiva River

Little Wekiva River
Location of the mouth in Florida
Little Wekiva River (the United States)
Country United States
State Florida
Counties Orange and Seminole
Cities Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Florida
City Longwood, Florida
Physical characteristics
Source Lake Lawne
 ⁃ location Orlando, Florida
 ⁃ coordinates 28°34′2″N 81°26′19″W  /  28.56722°N 81.43861°W  / 28.56722; -81.43861
2nd source Spring Lake
 ⁃ location Altamonte Springs, Florida
 ⁃ coordinates 28°39′7″N 81°23′53″W  /  28.65194°N 81.39806°W  / 28.65194; -81.39806
Mouth Confluence with Wekiva River
 ⁃ location
Longwood, Florida
 ⁃ coordinates
28°45′20.5″N 81°24′58.2″W  /  28.755694°N 81.416167°W  / 28.755694; -81.416167 Coordinates: 28°45′20.5″N81°24′58.2″W / 28.755694°N 81.416167°W / 28.755694; -81.416167
Length 15 mi (24 km)
Basin size 42 sq mi (110 km2)
Basin features
 ⁃ left Starbuck Spring Run
 ⁃ right Spring Lake Run, Sanlando Springs Run, Palm Springs Run, Ginger Ale Springs Run, Pegasus Springs Run
Progression : Little Wekiva River-Wekiva River-

St. Johns River-Atlantic Ocean

The Little Wekiva River is a stream in Greater Orlando area of Florida in the United States. The 15-mile (24 km) long, northward flowing stream is a tributary of the Wekiva River, which later joins the St. Johns River, the longest river in the state of Florida. The Little Wekiva drainage basin is about 42 square miles (110 km2) located in the urbanized area north and west of Downtown Orlando..[1]

Sources [ edit ]

Little Wekiva is part of the middle basin of the St. Johns River. The St. Johns River Water Management District place the headwater of the creek at Lake Lawne, about 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of downtown Orlando.[1] The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), though, list the source of the river at Spring Lake, an 84-acre (34 ha) spring-fed lake in Altamonte Springs, Florida.[2][3]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "Little Wekiva River"Archived 2013-08-22 at the Wayback Machine. St. Johns River Water Management District. Retrieved on 2013-04-22.
  2. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Little Wekiva River". USGS Geographic Names Information System. Retrieved on 2013-04-25.
  3. ^ (2000-06-06). "Spring Lake (Altamonte Springs)". Seminole County WaterAtlas. Retrieved on 2013-04-25.

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