Little Wekiva River

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Little Wekiva River
Little Wekiva River is located in Florida
Little Wekiva River
Location of the mouth in Florida
Little Wekiva River is located in the United States
Little Wekiva River
Little Wekiva River (the United States)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountiesOrange and Seminole
CitiesOrlando, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Florida
CityLongwood, Florida
Physical characteristics
SourceLake Lawne
 ⁃ locationOrlando, Florida
 ⁃ coordinates28°34′2″N 81°26′19″W / 28.56722°N 81.43861°W / 28.56722; -81.43861
2nd sourceSpring Lake
 ⁃ locationAltamonte Springs, Florida
 ⁃ coordinates28°39′7″N 81°23′53″W / 28.65194°N 81.39806°W / 28.65194; -81.39806
MouthConfluence 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; -81.416167Coordinates: 28°45′20.5″N 81°24′58.2″W / 28.755694°N 81.416167°W / 28.755694; -81.416167
Length15 mi (24 km)
Basin size42 sq mi (110 km2)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftStarbuck Spring Run
 ⁃ rightSpring 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". 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.