Little Wekiva River

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Coordinates: 28°45′20.5″N 81°24′58.2″W / 28.755694°N 81.416167°W / 28.755694; -81.416167
Little Wekiva River
Stream
Country United States
State Florida
Counties Orange and Seminole
Cities Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Florida
Tributaries
 - left Starbuck Spring Run
 - right Spring Lake Run, Sanlando Springs Run, Palm Springs Run, Ginger Ale Springs Run, Pegasus Springs Run
City Longwood, Florida
Primary 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
Secondary 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
Length 15 mi (24 km)
Basin 42 sq mi (109 km2)
Location in Florida
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". 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.