Little Wekiva River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLittle Wekiva River
|Counties||Orange and Seminole|
|Cities||Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Florida|
|Main source||Lake Lawne
|2nd source||Spring Lake
Altamonte Springs, Florida
|River mouth||Confluence with Wekiva River
|Length||15 mi (24 km)|
|Basin size||42 sq mi (110 km2)|
|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.
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. 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.
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