Lake Washington (Florida)
|Location||Brevard County, Florida|
|Primary inflows||St. Johns River|
|Primary outflows||St. Johns River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||4,362 acres (17.65 km2)|
|Surface elevation||16 ft (4.9 m)|
|Location||Brevard County, Florida,
|Nearest city||Melbourne, Florida|
|Area||4,362 acres (1,765 ha)|
|Governing body||St. Johns Water Management District|
Lake Washington is the largest lake in Brevard County, Florida at 4,362 acres (17.65 km2). The lake may have been named for the U.S. Deputy Surveyor Colonel Henry Washington, after he surveyed the area in 1844.
Located adjacent to the City of Melbourne, it is the single most important source of fresh water for the city and the surrounding areas. It furnishes two-thirds of the water to Melbourne's 150,000 customers.
The John A. Buckley Surface Water Treatment Plant is located nearby. It is owned by the City of Melbourne and furnishes it, and other cities, with potable water.
Exit 183 off Interstate 95 provides access to the lake.
The Lake Washington neighborhood of Melbourne borders the lake.
- List of lakes of the St. Johns River
- Lake Winder, the next lake downstream
- Sawgrass Lake, the next lake upstream
- Eriksen, John M. Brevard County, Florida: A Short History to 1955; http://www.profsurv.com/newpsm/archive.php?issue=135&article=2048
- Waymer, Jim (November 13, 2012). "St. Johns lake health stagnates". Florida Today (Melbourne, Florida). pp. 1A, 3A.
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