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    Homes with lakefront

    I am shopping for a house with nice lakefront property in Florida. What are the rules or reg's for removing the weeds or plants in the water on my property line?

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    i want a white beach area to park ski's when friends come over and for the kids to play in the water..

    anyone know how that works?


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    Depends on which county, and there is a permitting process and shoreline protection regulations you have to follow to avoid getting hit with fines.

    I like swales and berms, because they catch the runoff. The problem with a lot of these fully cleared lakefront lots is, the fertilizers and pesticides get washed into the lake and over time the entire system goes green with algae blooms (not pretty). I've seen this happen over and over again to closed waterways in central Florida. Here's some more information for you...

    http://www.thebutlerchain.com/introduction.htm

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    Thanks.. i am looking in Lake county mostly.

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    That's a pretty lot!

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    Very Cool .... I always say " If you are lucky enough to live on the water, you are lucky enough ! " I built my home on 250' of lake frontage, put in my own launch ramp, sea wall, dock and of course Ski Lift. Let us know what you decide on and send pics. Good Luck

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    Yea thats our goal is living on a chain of lakes. This one is the Harris chain in Florida. Is has many lakes covering Surface area 13,788 acres (55.80 km2)..

    restaurants and gas stations on the water. Hopefully this summer we will close on one of the properties.

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    Problem is, the Harris chain is really nasty water.
    It's a real shame; they have dams to control the water levels so it doesn't rise and fall, but by stopping the natural flow, they helped to create a mess because the rainfall couldn't flush out the sewage, pollutants and phosphorus coming from Lake Apopka and the entire chain backed up and got polluted. Even the alligators started dying in Lake Griffin. We went on a boat trip up the Ocklawaha River a few years ago and the water was so nasty I felt sorry for my outboard. They've been trying to restore the system for a while, it's improving but it's been slow going...

    http://floridaswater.com/lakegriffin/

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